Pinterest shareholders are suing the company’s executives, including its chief executive and several board members, for their alleged role in discriminating against women and employees of color.
According to a complaint filed on Monday in a California federal court, “This case arises from Pinterest’s systemic culture, policy, and practice of illegal discrimination on the basis of race and sex,” from at least early 2018 to the present.
The lawsuit describes more than two years of misconduct at Pinterest, which it claims was committed and condoned by senior leadership. Named in the suit are Pinterest co-founders Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp, as well as the company’s chief financial officer Todd Morgenfeld. Additional defendants include board members Jeffrey Jordan, Jeremy Levine, Gokul Rajaram, Fredric Reynolds, Michelle Wilson, and Leslie Kilgore. (The company’s newest board member, Andrea Wishom, was not named in the action.)