Former Google employees get second chance on equal pay claim
- Google heads back to court for round two in a sex bias suit, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs brought the original class-action suit against the company in September, charging it with paying women less than men for doing similar work and placing women in jobs with fewer promotional opportunities.
- In December, a California judge dismissed the suit for being too broad in scope by attempting to include all women who worked at Google in California. The judge gave the main plaintiffs 30 days to refile their claim on behalf of the women they believe were directly affected by the alleged policies.
- A Google spokesperson previously said that the company works to fix any problems it finds and focuses on creating a good work environment for everyone.
Several high-profile companies have faced similar claims in recent months, while others took affirmative steps to remedy disparities.
Salesforce, for example, dropped $6 million to close its pay gap and hired its first chief equality officer. Accenture unveiled a staffing goal of 50% women and 50% men by 2025, which includes plans to increase the number of women managing directors to 25% globally by 2020.