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Fri May 28, 2021, 02:21 PM

Google Is Facing A Class-Action Lawsuit Over Claims It Paid Female Employees Nearly $17,000 Less Per

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Source: Business Insider

(By Kate Duffy, 3 hrs. ago). Google on Thursday suffered a setback as a San Francisco state judge awarded class-action status to a lawsuit over unequal pay between men and women for the same work, Bloomberg first reported. The lawsuit was first filed by four former female workers at Google in 2017.

In it, the women allege that Google violated California's Equal Pay Act "by paying female employees lower compensation than Google pays to male employees performing substantially similar work." A previously disclosed analysis seen by Bloomberg showed that the case seeks more than $600 million in damages.

The women represent around 10,800 women employed by Google who claim that the company pays men more for doing the same job, according to a July court filing. The court filing said that the search engine company paid female employees around $16,794 less per year than "the similarly-situated man." "Google paid women less base salary, smaller bonuses, and less stock than men in the same job code and location," the July filing said.

"We strongly believe in the equity of our policies and practices," a Google spokesperson told Insider. "For the past eight years, we have run a rigorous pay equity analysis to make sure salaries, bonuses and equity awards are fair. If we find any differences in proposed pay, including between men and women, we make upward adjustments to remove them before new compensation goes into effect...

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-class-action-lawsuit-claims-women-paid-less-than-men-2021-5



*Full Title of article, "Google is facing a class-action lawsuit over claims it paid female employees nearly $17,000 less per year than male staff for the same work."

Say it ain't so...lol
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- ALSO: Feb. 1, 2021, "Google Antes up $2.6M to Settle Pay, Job Discrimination Case involving more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants, female engineers and Asians in CA and WA state." US News, AP News.
https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-02-01/google-antes-up-26m-to-settle-pay-job-discrimination-case

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appalachiablue May 2021 OP
Me. May 2021 #1
appalachiablue May 2021 #2
riversedge May 2021 #5
h2ebits May 2021 #3
Nululu May 2021 #4
MichMan May 2021 #6
Me. May 2021 #7
Crowman2009 May 2021 #8

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 02:23 PM

1. UNbelievable

It just never ends

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Fri May 28, 2021, 02:38 PM

2. SAMO. And also this:

-> Feb. 1, 2021, "Google Antes up $2.6M to Settle Pay, Job Discrimination Case involving more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants, female engineers and Asians in CA and WA state." US News, AP News.
https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-02-01/google-antes-up-26m-to-settle-pay-job-discrimination-case

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Fri May 28, 2021, 05:25 PM

5. yes. hard to believe this still happens.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 03:43 PM

3. Gloriously good news!!

Hopefully. . . .more people in more companies will see this and start filing lawsuits in companies they work at. It won't get better until we all stand up with our fists in the air supporting each other against the injustice and immorality.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:54 PM

4. I am so disgusted by these sexist #$@!#%&**!@!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 08:31 PM

6. Hope they get nailed for $$$$$$$

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Response to MichMan (Reply #6)

Fri May 28, 2021, 08:59 PM

7. Twice THat

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 07:03 PM

8. Hey tech workers! Now would be a good time to unionize!

You're never going to be the next big tech billionaire, your cost of living is sky-high, and the tech industry has been consolidated just like the auto industry was 100 years ago. So give up your life's lottery dreams of becoming big, and get with reality!

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