“I will be categorical here,” Stephen Stedman says. “Corinne Thomas and I do not discriminate against candidates for staff positions on the basis of mental illness.”
I’m currently an Academic Theme Associate in Crothers. I also have mental illness. I faced immense discrimination when trying to return to Crothers as an RA next year, leading to the deterioration of my mental, emotional and physical health.
An Academic Theme Associate (ATA) in Crothers during the 2017-2018 school year has filed a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that she was unfairly prevented from staffing there for a second year due to mental illness.
In many ways, Pao was a guinea pig for such a kind of gender discrimination case, but her efforts to expose the insular world of venture capitalism have paved the way for women to pursue more equal treatment in the future.