Three ladies who used to work at Google are claiming the company deliberately funneled women into working in less lucrative “job ladders.” The trio has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging they were discriminated against and that they were systematically paid less than their male counterparts.
The lawsuit [PDF] has been filed in San Francisco Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks class-action status, claiming Google violated the California Equal Pay Act and other sections of the state labor code.
The three ladies’ lawsuit against Google comes hot on the heels of another sex discrimination allegation made by the US Department of Labor. The Department of Labor currently has an ongoing litigation against Google on gender pay disparities.
Apparently, the government conducted a statistical regression analysis and found out Google has a “systematic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” Google has come out to deny these claims.
In the lawsuit filed by the three ladies, Google is being accused of channeling and segregating women into career paths and job ladders that are lower paying. For male stuff, the opposite seems to be true regardless …read more