Google be opposites a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female bygone Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
The entreaty, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal be deluded investigation that made a preliminary finding of systemic pay discrimination sum total the 21,000 employees at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The primary stages of the review found women earned less than men in approaching every job classification.
Google disputes the findings and says its analysis arrives no gender pay gap.
The suit, led by lawyer James Finberg of Altshuler Berzon LLP, is on behalf of three sweeties — Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease and Kelli Wisuri — who all quit after being put on bolt tracks that they claimed would pay them less than their manful counterparts. The suit aims to represent thousands of Google employees in California and aspires lost wages and a slice of Google’s profits.
«I have come insolent to correct a pervasive problem of gender bias at Google,» Ellis ventured in a statement. She says she quit Google in 2014 after male constructs with similar experience were hired to higher-paying job levels and she was recalled a promotion despite excellent performance reviews. «It is time to stop pass overing these issues in tech.»
Charges of gender discrimination have curled at Alphabet Inc.-owned Google since the U.S. Labor Department sued in January to bar Google from doing obligation with the federal government until it released thousands of documents interconnected to an audit over its pay practices. The sides have been battling in court during how much information Google must turn over.
The lawsuit also digs the firing of male engineer James Damore, who wrote a memo circulated on internal note boards that blamed inherent differences between men and women for the underrepresentation of women in masterminding roles.