DOL Alleges Google Engaged In “Extreme” Gender Pay Discrimination Featured

  08 April 2017

The Guardian is reporting that the US Department of Labor (DOL), has evidence of “systemic compensation disparities” by Google against its female employees.

As part of an ongoing DOL investigation, the government has collected information suggesting the Google is violating federal employment laws due to pay disparities between men and women. “We found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce,” Janette Wipper, a DOL regional director, testified in court in San Francisco. Janet Herold, regional solicitor for the DOL, commented that “[t]he government’s analysis at this point indicates that discrimination against women in Google is quite extreme, even in this industry.” Google strongly denied the accusations of inequities, claiming it did not have a gender pay gap. The allegations emerged at a hearing in federal court as part of a lawsuit the DOL filed against Google in January, seeking to compel the company to provide salary data and documents to the government. Google is a federal contractor, which means it is required to allow the DOL to inspect and copy records and information about its its compliance with equal opportunity laws. Read more here.