A Microsoft logo is seen a day after Microsoft Corp's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on June 14, 2016.
Microsoft has said that corrective action might be taken even if no policy violation was found, and that the person who filed the complaint might not be informed.
The lawsuit which was filed in Seattle federal court in 2015 is now attracting attention after a series of powerful men have been left fired or left from jobs in the media, entertainment, and politics for sexual misconduct.
Specifically, Subit continued, Microsoft's internal unit (known as "ERIT") received 108 complaints of sexual harassment filed by female US-based technical employees, 119 complaints of gender discrimination, eight complaints of retaliation, and three complaints of pregnancy discrimination.
The scope of women's complaints against the company was made public Monday as part of an unsealing of documents in an ongoing lawsuit against Microsoft.
Attorneys for the women described the number of complaints as "shocking" in the court filings, and said the response by Microsoft's investigations team was "lackluster".
Companies generally keep information about internal discrimination complaints private, so it is unclear how the number of complaints at Microsoft compares to competitors.
Microsoft has since denied the allegations, saying the plaintiffs have yet to find an instance of a promotion which violated company standards.
Microsoft is arguing against the lawsuit being turned into a class action lawsuit, and said the plaintiffs can not cite one example of a pay or promotion problem in which Microsoft's investigations team should have found a violation of company policy, but did not. "Today, for every $1 earned by men, our female employees in the USA earn $1.000 dollars at the same job title and level", the company says.
"Diversity and inclusion are critically important to Microsoft", a company spokesperson said in a statement.
There is no trial date for the case, and judge James Robart has yet to rule on a whether the plaintiffs will be allowed to bring a class action case against Redmond.
Microsoft had argued that the number of womens' human resources complaints should be secret because publicizing the outcomes could deter employees from reporting future abuses.
A court-appointed official found that scenario "far too remote a competitive or business harm" to justify keeping the information sealed.