Female ex-Google employees file lawsuit for gender-based pay discrimination

Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Discrimination

SiliconValley.com reports that three female former Google employees have filed a lawsuit against the tech giant alleging gender pay discrimination within the company and a "sexist culture".

Google denied the allegations in an e-mailed statement. Plaintiff Kelly Ellis stated, "It was time to stand up and say, 'This isn't OK, this isn't fair, and no more".

Charges of sexual orientation segregation have whirled at Alphabet Inc. - claimed Google since the U.S. Work Department sued in January to ban Google from working with the government until the point when it discharged a great many archives identified with a review over its compensation rehearses.

But the effect of that investigation continues to haunt the company. "That analysis found "systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce, '" the complaint says".

According to the complaint, Google assigned her to Level 3 on the software engineering team - the slot on the Google career ladder for new college graduates.

Meanwhile, male co-workers hired after Ellis with equal or lesser qualifications were placed on the higher-paying Level 4 track, according to the lawsuit. "Nearly all female software engineers, however, were front-end engineers".

There are three named plaintiffs in the case. One of the claimants, feminist engineer Kelly Ellis, took to Twitter to explain that she hopes this transcends the topic of pay discrimination at Google and affects all tech companies. "Almost all back-end software engineers were men... The skills required to perform these jobs are equal or substantially similar". The company spokeswoman said that hiring and promotion committees in the company ensure that no employee is subjected to gender bias.

Due to the extensive records that Google is required to keep regarding pay, job classifications, and other employment records, the plaintiffs hold that although it now does nothing to fix the situation, the company should be well aware the discrimination occurring.

Concern about salary disparities at Google has surfaced before. The employee was sacked, but since then the debate about the company's actions to its employees has not stopped.

Consequently, Damore was sacked, leaving Google with a huge task of managing a public relations crisis.

These claims alone provide evidence of the sexism happening in the workplace, but there is other evidence that suggest that their accusations hold truth as well. These investigations show that women at the company earn less than men in every field.

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