Google Pays $ 3.8 Mln for Employees over Discrimination Claims

Google agreed on Monday, to pay $3.8 million to resolve allegations over discrimination against women engineers and Asian job-seekers, according to AFP report. Meanwhile, Google reported that the discrepancies were turned up during a routine internal analysis and it agreed to the settlement to correct the situation, denying it violated any laws.

Moreover, The US Labor noted that most of the settlement money will go to 2,565 female employees in engineering positions as back pay and interest, and to nearly 3,000 women or candidates of Asian descent who were not chosen for engineering jobs.

“We believe everyone should be paid based upon the work they do, not who they are, and invest heavily to make our hiring and compensation processes fair and unbiased,” a Google spokeswoman said.

She added;” that the firm has annually analyzed its payroll data to look for discrepancies and was “pleased” to resolve these allegations.”

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On other hand, as part of the settlement, Google has agreed to review its policies, procedures and practices related to hiring and compensation, according to the labor department.

In contrast, Google-parent Alphabet late last year announced moves to address sexual misconduct in its divisions, putting in place changes worked out to settle a lawsuit filed by shareholders.

Noteworthy, the company already conducts annual pay audits, but like other big tech companies, it remains under public scrutiny for a workforce that does not reflect the country’s make-up in terms of race and gender.

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