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Google will pay $ 118 million for a gender discrimination lawsuit

Bad news for Google, which has agreed to pay 118 million dollars to resolve a collective action against gender discrimination in the company. In 2017, in fact, a group of former female employees sued the tech giant for having been placed in lower-level positions than their male colleagues. Resulting in reduced pay. Now, after years, the question finally seems to have found a solution. But it doesn’t seem like it’s that convenient for the company.

Google will pay $ 118 million for a lawsuit filed by former employees

Google doesn’t seem to be doing well. In fact, in these hours, the technological giant has agreed to pay 118 million dollars for a lawsuit against gender discrimination. The plaintiffs include the names of Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, Kelli Wisuri and Heidi Lamar, former employees who have worked in the company since September 2013. The agreement, however, will affect well 15500 female employees, with 236 “covered positions” in California. Beyond the payment of the large sum of money, however, there will also be other conditions that Google will have to respect.

The agreement requires an independent third-party expert to analyze Google’s recruitment leveling practices. And that a labor economist instead deals with the analysis of the studies on pay equity in the company. Additionally, post-payment work will be supervised by an external Settlement Monitor over the next three years. In short, a rather thorny issue for the technological giant, accused of giving bad treatment to its female employees.

“As a woman who has spent her entire career in the tech industry, I am optimistic that the actions Google has agreed to take under this deal will ensure greater equity for women,” plaintiff commented. Holly Pease. “Google has led the technology sector since its inception. They also have the opportunity to lead the prosecution to ensure the inclusion and equity of women in technology. ” For her part, the plaintiffs’ co-attorney Kelly Dermody said, “Plaintiffs believe this agreement fosters gender equity in Google and will set a precedent for the industry.” And we all hope that it really is.

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