Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dozens of Women Are Considering Suing Google Over Alleged Workplace Sexism and Pay Inequity - JEZEBEL

by Hannah Gold
Originally published: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Jezebel.com 

A male Google engineer has been fired for circulating a 10-page internal memo criticizing the company’s initiatives to promote race and gender diversity (or, really, because said memo went viral), and it appears that the sexism association will be adhering to the brand for some time to come.

On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that more than 60 current and former female Google employees are discussing the possibility of bringing a class-action lawsuit against the company, claiming they experienced sexism in the workplace and pay disparities.

Civil Rights attorney James Finberg, who’s working on behalf of the female employees, told the Guardian that some of the women claim they are paid less than their male counterparts for the same work, and some say they’ve had difficulty receiving promotions due to a “culture that is hostile to women.”