In women discrimination case, Google agrees to $118 million settlement – ICT News

US tech giant Google has agreed to pay $118 million (more than 112 million euros) as part of a settlement over a case of discrimination against women in the company. This is what two law firms defending the latter have just declared.

Former Google employees had filed a complaint with the San Francisco court in 2017. Among other things, they accused Google of paying women less than men who perform similar functions, and of applying lower salary scales to them than their male colleagues with the same qualifications and experience.

The arrangement concerns some 15,500 employees who have worked since September 2013 for Google in California, according to the law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and Altshuler Berzon. In accordance with this arrangement, Google will also analyze its recruitment and compensation practices by an independent actor.

A Google spokesperson has confirmed that an agreement has been reached, but does not imply a confession. “We are simply committed to remunerating and recruiting all of our employees in a fair and fair manner,” added the spokesperson.

The arrangement still needs to be approved by a judge.

Already in 2021, the company had agreed to pay the US Department of Labor the sum of 3.8 million dollars following a series of accusations of discrimination against Asian women and employees.

Former Google employees had filed a complaint with the San Francisco court in 2017. Among other things, they accused Google of paying women less than men who perform similar functions, and of applying lower salary scales to them than their male colleagues with the same qualifications and experience. worked since September 2013 for Google in California, according to law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and Altshuler Berzon. In accordance with this arrangement, Google will also analyze its recruitment and compensation practices by an independent actor. A Google spokesperson has confirmed that an agreement has been reached, but does not imply a confession. “We are simply committed to compensating and recruiting all of our employees in a correct and fair manner,” added the spokesperson. The arrangement must still be approved by a judge. Already in 2021, the company had agreed to pay the US Department of Labor the sum of $3.8 million following a series of accusations of discrimination against Asian women and employees.

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