Google faces class action lawsuit over gender-based pay discrimination

It seems all is not well with Google. A new class-action lawsuit filed by its former three employees suggest that career opportunity and pay equality is not same for women employees when compared to its male counterpart within the organization.

Men still earn more than women with the same jobs alleges former Employees

The tech industry has been at the center of accusations for favoring males in career advancement. Earlier too, it had faced similar complaints. According to a report, the suit cites data from a 2015 review of Google’s employment practices by the U.S. Department of Labor’s contract compliance unit that’s the subject of a separate federal administrative complaint against the company.

Google has denied all the allegations in an email sent to Bloomberg. It had the following to say in its defense,

 “Job levels and promotions are determined by rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions,” company spokeswoman Gina Scigliano said in an e-mailed statement. “And we have extensive systems in place to ensure that we pay fairly.”

The plaintiffs have however refuted all the claims made by the company spokesperson and said that the suit seeks to represent all women who worked at Google in California during the last four years. They believe Google is well aware of the problem that has been plaguing it for years but has taken no visible efforts to address it. Instead, it has perpetuated it furthermore by promoting women less frequently.

In the light of this development, there has been a strong outpouring of dissatisfaction among working women and the trial has only succeeded in rallying support for other women to speak out.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.