Google has been criticised for under paying women in its company which the company has agreed to pay $118m to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the tech giant had systematically underpaid women in California, in violation of state law.
There was a lawsuit in the law court of women complaining that they the females are been underpaid by google as compared to their male counterparts. They decided to defend their claim in line with the California’s state law. The law suit was initially filled in September 2017 and in 2021 the women won the case against the the tech giant.
Google has therefore also agreed to have a third-party expert analyse the group’s hiring practices and for a labour economist to review its pay equity studies. An external Settlement Monitor will supervise this work over three years, according to a press release from the plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Google after considerations of the matter has agrred to compensate women with an amount of $118m to its workforce that are women.