United States: The new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has been forced to issue an apology after his comment on the salary hike of women employees.
In a conference he had recently expressed that women employees need not ask for a pay rise, but must have “faith in the system”.
In the conference he was invited to celebrate a program called females in technology.
But unfortunately, the Computer giant’s CEO, suggested not to ask for a pay rise, which according to him was a “good karma”.
He had been asked to give his advice to women who are uncomfortable in requesting a hike in their salary.
Addressing delegates he said that by knowing and having faith in the system they normally become eligible to get deserved raises as they go along.”
Nadella’s remarks were met with fierce backlash on Twitter where many accused him of “gender bias”.
Following the controversial incident, Nadella, who has been receiving an annual package of £12 million, issued an apology saying that his comments were “completely wrong” and “wholeheartedly” supported the program designed to close the pay gap.
Video on the comments made by the Microsoft CEO