Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

US Labor Dept targeting Google for systemic gender pay discrepancies

UK Guardian – “The U.S. Department of Labor’s investigation into Google’s pay practices is turning up some damning details. According to The Guardian, the department is accusing the tech giant of drastically underpaying its female employees, even beyond the typical gender pay gap in the tech sector. This data has come to light as part of the department’s lawsuit against Google, which has been refusing to turn over salary data to prove its compliance with equal-pay labor laws. In light of Google’s refusal, the department has requested that the government cancel its contracts with the company and block them from future government work. DOL regional director Janette Wipper testified, “We found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” Another DOL employee told The Guardian Friday, “The investigation is not complete, but at this point the department has received compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google headquarters … The government’s analysis at this point indicates that discrimination against women in Google is quite extreme, even in this industry…The allegations emerged at a hearing in federal court as part of a lawsuit the DoL filed against Google in January, seeking to compel the company to provide salary data and documents to the government…”

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.