Discrimination happened in 2013, case fought for 5 years, now
settled In the year 2017 in California, former female employees of Google Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, Kelly Visuri and Heidi Lamar filed a lawsuit against the company. The women claimed that the company paid them less than men in the same position. In this case, the judge of the San Francisco Supreme Court has agreed to the settlement.
Under this agreement, 15,500 California women working in 236 different positions in Google from September 14, 2013, will be given the amount of the agreement. These employees worked at multiple divisions and levels. Now every woman will get a compensation of about $ 7,612 i.e. Rs 5.94 lakh.
The company was paying $ 21 per hour to men and $ 18.51 to women
. Google used to pay $18.51 per hour to a female employee, while a male with less experience and qualifications in the same position was being paid $21 an hour.
After five years, the women were happy with the compensation
. Under the agreement, a psychologist from a different industrial organization will now examine Google’s hiring process and the money will be paid accordingly.
Alice, who sued Google, was a software engineer in this company. On the deal, Ellis says he hopes the deal will mark a turning point.
Google did not accept the mistake, said to end the case by agreement, in
this case Google’s spokesperson says that we believe in the equality of our policies and practices. After nearly five years of litigation, both sides agreed that it was in everyone’s best interest to settle the matter without any acknowledgments or conclusions. We are very pleased with this agreement.
He further added that we are fully committed to paying, hiring and treating all employees fairly and equitably. For the past 9 years we have run a rigorous salary equity analysis to ensure that salaries, bonuses and equity rewards are fair.