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Gender Discrimination | Google will pay US $ 118 million to resolve the collective claim

Gender Discrimination |  Google will pay US $ 118 million to resolve the collective claim

(New York) Two law firms say Google has agreed to pay $ 118 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging discrimination against women in salary and rank in California.

Posted yesterday at 10:15 pm.

The deal will cover approximately 15,500 employees who have worked in California since September 2013, according to a press release issued Friday evening by Leaf Cobrasman Heiman & Bernstein and Altshular Berzone.

The Company also acknowledges the analysis of compensation methods through its recruitment and third parties.

“After nearly five years of litigation, both parties agree that it is in everyone’s best to resolve the case without any admission (obligation) or termination, and we are very pleased to have reached this decision. Agreement,” a Google spokesman said. Said in a message to AFP on Sunday.

Former Google employees have filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco court in 2017 alleging that the search engine paid women less than men in similar positions and that they relied on the company with similar experiences and qualifications. On their previous salaries.

According to the text of the agreement disclosed by the lawyers, Google “rejects all the allegations in the complaint and maintains (the group)’s full compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable at all times”.

The deal has yet to be approved by a judge.

“We are fully committed to paying, hiring and leveling all employees fairly and equally,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement. “If we find any discrepancies in the pay offered, including between men and women, we will make up adjustments to remove them before the new pay comes into force and we will continue to do so. ⁇

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The search engine has already agreed to pay $ 3.8 million to the US Department of Labor in 2021 in the wake of allegations of discrimination against women and Asians.

The bulk of this money went to 2,565 women working in engineering jobs through Google, as well as nearly 3,000 women candidates or candidates of Asian descent who were not selected for such positions.

Google said discrimination was discovered during a routine internal analysis and that the company agreed to pay the amount to rectify the situation, while at the same time violating the law.