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Nosratilaw, A Professional Law Corporation Represent Robinhood Employee’s ‘Toxic’ Sexism Lawsuit

Posted on June 17, 2022 | By Omid Nosrati | Workplace Discrimination,Wrongful Termination

A Robinhood employee, and one of the industry’s leading women in A.I. research, was unceremoniously fired the same day she returned to work after a trip abroad to care for her terminally ill mother in Turkey by her employer Robinhood, a free online brokerage firm.

According to her the termination was callous and illegal and outcome of toxic culture of gender bias and retaliation because just an year back she was held as a superhero by her employer when she solved the unprecedented backlog of urgent customer support tickets.

According to the lawsuit, during her employee review she was lauded for her machine learning and natural language processing  skills  and she was awarded additional company stock worth approximately $500,000 and given an enlarged data team with people redeployed from another manager’s team but now, one year later, the company, Robinhood, even refused to interview her for a director of engineering role when her boss was transferred. Instead, the company hired a male candidate who, she alleged in the complaint, had inferior education and training relative to her and managed to land the job without going through the company’s standard vetting and interviewing process.

The alleged gender discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination lawsuit stated that her new boss fired her in a meeting that he left after five minutes and the termination violated both the CFRA and the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

While representing the employee as her lawyer Omid Nosrati said in a statement “Unfortunately, her case is an example that no matter how accomplished you are, you can still face disparate treatment in your career and we hope that her story shines a brighter light on similar workplace issues and employee rights in general.




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Omid Nosrati

Mr. Nosrati been selected as one of the Top 100 Labor and Employment lawyers in the State of California for 2016, 2017, and 2018 by The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). He has a “Superb” (10 out of 10) rating on Avvo and a 4.9 out of 5.0 Peer Rating from other lawyers on Martindale Hubbell. Omid Nosrati is also a member of the respected California Employment Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Santa Monica Bar Association. He is a firm believer in education, loves to read about technology trends in the legal field and leverages his firm’s technological strengths to benefit each of his firm’s clients.