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Magic Leap settles sex discrimination lawsuit

Magic Leap settles sex discrimination lawsuit

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Augmented reality company Magic Leap has settled a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by former employee Tannen Campbell. A notice of settlement was filed yesterday, although further terms haven’t been revealed, and a legal representative for Campbell tells The Verge that they will remain confidential. The case should be officially dismissed by June 2nd.

Campbell’s lawsuit, filed in February, alleged that Magic Leap’s executives turned a blind eye toward sexism at the company. Among other things, it claimed that Magic Leap employees made comments about women being bad with computers, dismissed female team members’ input, and created a “macho bullying” culture at the office. Campbell also alleged that she was fired for pointing out problems with the company’s treatment of women.

Magic Leap has spent several years working on augmented reality glasses that are supposed to rival anything currently on the market, including Microsoft HoloLens. However, the company has been dogged by allegations that it’s facing major technical difficulties and is far behind on its original plans. It’s currently rumored to be releasing an augmented reality headset later this year, at a cost of at least $1,000.

Update 3PM ET: Added comment from Campbell’s attorney.