Female ex-Googlers sue, claiming sex discrimination

From Ars Technica

Enlarge / Employees and visitors walk through the Googleplex in Mountain View.

Three women who work for Google filed a lawsuit today alleging the company discriminates against female employees “by systematically paying them lower compensation.”

The lawsuit (PDF), which was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and seeks class-action status, says Google has violated the California Equal Pay Act and other sections of the state labor code.

Much of the allegations mirror claims made earlier this year by the US Department of Labor, which has an ongoing litigation against Google over alleged gender pay disparities. A statistical regression analysis performed by the government found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” Google has disputed those claims.

The lawsuit alleges that Google “has channeled and segregated” women into career paths and “job ladders” that have lower compensation, compared with men with equal…

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