Google Agrees to Pay Out $118 Million To Former Employees In Gender Discrimination And Pay Equity Suit

bloomberg.com reports that the case Alice v. Google LLC, Google to pay $118 million to more than 15,000 female employees for gender discrimination. The case was settled immediately upon conclusion and involved women with 236 job titles.

Lif Cabraser Heymann & Bernstein LLP, along with Altshuler Berzon LLP, announced the deal on Friday. Third-party experts and labor economists will examine Google’s hiring process and the company’s salary equity information.

According to David Newmark, an economist at the University of California at Irvine, who is leading court case Said Google paid female employees about $17,000 less than men with the same job title.

“As a woman who has spent her entire career in the tech industry, I am optimistic that the actions Google has agreed to take as part of this agreement will ensure greater equity for women,” plaintiffs said. One of them, said Holly Peas. Statement.

The Google deal must be approved by a judge. The law firms said a hearing on the preliminary approval is to be held on June 21.