Alphabet Inc’s Google agreed to pay $ 118 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit involving approximately 15,500 female employees, they said in one note the law firms representing women.
In addition, an independent expert will analyze Google’s hiring practices, while an independent economist will review pay equity studies for the company, according to “Bloomberg” and seen by “Al Arabiya.net”.
“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 agreement will ensure greater equality for women,” said one of the plaintiffs, Holly Pace. , in a statement.
The agreement was reached on the same day as a judge in Another long-standing case of wage bias in Silicon Valley – involving Oracle Corp – temporarily decertified the class action status, deciding that it would not be possible to proceed with the trial with another class. .
Google’s deal includes women with 236 different job titles, according to law firms. Similar lawsuits against Twitter and Microsoft have failed to achieve class action status.
The preliminary hearing for the approval of the transaction is set for June 21st.
The women leading the Google cause claimed in a lawsuit that the company paid employees about $ 16,794 a year in less than “a man in the same position,” citing an analysis by University of California economist David Newmark.
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