Google sued for gender discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15 (APP/AA): Three female former Google employees filed a lawsuit against the company charging that women workers were paid less than men for comparable work.
The suit, filed in a California state court in San Francisco, comes
amid an investigation by the U.S Department of Labor regarding gender
discrimination. The lawsuit says that Google was aware of discrepancies in
terms of pay and promotions for female employees, but has yet to fix the
problem.
The plaintiffs were a software engineer, a communications worker and a
manager. The trio charges that Google not only paid them less than men for a similar amount of work, but that women were also more often hired into
positions where they were less likely to be promoted.
Plaintiff Kelly Ellis, former software engineer for Google Photos
platform said On twitter that her hopes for the Google suit are to force
not only Google, but other companies to change their practices and compensate everyone fairly,”. She further added that the lawsuit is about gender discrimination, but for me, this isn’t just about women. And it’s not just about Google. When it comes to equal pay, I’m sick and tired of the denial from Google that anything is wrong. That’s not how you fix it. Time for action.”
The company has denied any wrongdoing in terms of gender discrimination.
“We have extensive systems in place to ensure that we pay fairly,”
Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano said in a statement. “But on all these
topics, if we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix
them.”

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