Google agrees to pay $118 million to former employees in gender discrimination and pay equity lawsuit – Deadline

Advertising lists it as Ellis v. Google LLC Google must pay a $118 million settlement to more than 15,000 female employees for gender discrimination. The settlement was reached immediately after the case ended and involves women in 236 job titles.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, along with Altshuler Berzon LLP, announced the agreement on Friday. Third-party experts and labor economists will review Google’s hiring process and the company’s pay equity information.

According to David Neumark, an economist at the University of California at Irvine, leaders of the lawsuit said Google was paying female employees about nearly $17,000 less than men with the same job titles.


“As a woman who has spent her entire career in the tech industry, I am optimistic that the steps Google has agreed to take in this settlement will ensure more fairness for women,” said Holly. Pease, one of the plaintiffs, in the statement.

The Google deal must be approved by a judge. A preliminary approval hearing is scheduled for June 21, the law firms said.

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