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TikTok Hit With a Discrimination Lawsuit from Executive Who Claims the Company Wanted ‘Docility’ from Women

TikTok is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit from a top female executive who says she was fired because the social media giant required “docility and meekness” from women.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday (Feb. 8) in Manhattan federal court, Katie Ellen Puris claims she was wrongfully terminated as the head of the company’s global business marketing team — a role that she says made her one of TikTok’s “most senior female executives in the United States.”

Her lawyers claim she was fired after she began to meet regularly with Lidong Zhang, the chairman of TikTok parent ByteDance, because he and other executives “determined that Ms. Puris lacked the docility and meekness specifically required of female employees.”

Read the source article at Billboard

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