Sunday, April 9, 2017

Google Underpays Women Employees

Google, Google against women's rights, Google Underpays Women Employees

US Department of Labor sued Google, because the internet giant was allegedly withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.”

On the court hearing related to the ongoing case held last Friday, DoL Regional Director Janette Wipper explained that the agency determined that Google pays its female employees less than their male counterparts, according to The Guardian. In a statement to the paper, DoL Regional Solicitor Janet Herold confirmed the statement, noting that while the agency was still investigating, it has “received compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google headquarters.”

The hearing was part of a lawsuit filed last January by the US Department of Labor, which has been seeking compensation data as part of a routine audit of Google, a federal contractor.

"The government's analysis at this point indicates that discrimination against women in Google is quite extreme, even in this industry," Janet Herold, a regional solicitor for the DOL, told the Guardian.

Source The Guardian

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