Verkada Hires Top Discrimination Defense Attorney

By Christie Smythe, Published Dec 12, 2022, 12:06pm EST (Info+)

Verkada submitted a vigorous defense to a former male sales director’s claims of sexual discrimination and hired a top Silicon Valley employment litigator to represent it in the case.

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In this report, we take a look at the company’s answer to the claims, what the suit is alleging, and what impact the hiring of such a well-known defense lawyer may have on the case.

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