Bloomberg.com reports that the case is Ellis v. Google LLC, Google must pay $ 118 million in settlement to more than 15,000 female employees for sex discrimination. The settlement was reached immediately after the end of the case and involves women across 236 job titles.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, with Altshuler Berzon LLP, announced the agreement on Friday. Third-party experts and business economists will examine Google’s hiring process and company payroll information.
According to David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, the plaintiffs stated that Google paid female employees about $ 1[ads1]7,000 less than men with the same job titles.
“As a woman who has spent her entire career in the technology industry, I am optimistic that the actions Google has agreed to take as part of this settlement will ensure more equality for women,” said Holly Pease, one of the plaintiffs, in a statement. .
The Google agreement must be approved by a judge. A hearing on a preliminary approval is scheduled for June 21, the law firms said.