It became known that Google failed to block a collective claim for gender inequality in wages, which was filed on behalf of almost 11 thousand employees of the company. This week, San Francisco’s court approved the consideration of a collective claim, which states that for the implementation of the same work Google pays women less money than men.
Within the framework of this case, the four plaintiffs representing the interests of 10,800 employees of the Company, they require Google compensation for moral damage of $ 600 million. The charge is based on the fact that the technological giant has violated the law of California about equal pay.
It is assumed that after the approval of the claim, the court will require some time to study the details, and the process itself will begin next year. “This is a significant day for women in Google and in the whole technological sector, and we are very proud of our brave clients, whose interests we present are. The decision of the court shows the importance of the fact that companies should put on the head of women’s fair pay, and not the waste of money to fight them in the courts, “said the lawyer Kelly Dermody, representing the interests of the plaintiffs in court.
Google said that the last eight years constantly watched the work of employees to be fully paid. “If we find any differences in the proposed wage, including between men and women, we will make appropriate adjustments to eliminate the difference before the court decision on compensation can enter into force,” says Google’s statement.