Google LLC: Battling Gender Discrimination Allegations

Google LLC: Battling Gender Discrimination Allegations

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On September 14, 2017, three female former employees of Google LLC (Google) filed a class action suit (CAS) accusing the company of systematically discriminating against women, stating that Google pays women less than men for comparable work and that it denied them equal opportunities in other employment matters. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all women employed by Google in California who had worked at the company at any time during the four years before filing of the complaint through the date of trial. This was not the first time Google had faced allegations for gender pay discrimination. In September 2015, as part of a routine audit, the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) probed Google’s pay practices and alleged pay discrepancies between men and ...

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