Google to Dish Out $3.8M to Settle Accusations of Hiring Bias

Google to Dish Out $3.8M to Settle Accusations of Hiring Bias

( – Sadly, income inequality and workplace discrimination against women and minorities is nothing new. That’s why the Trump administration targeted unfair hiring and compensation practices, achieving an unprecedented number of accomplishments.

On Monday, February 1, the United States Department of Labor announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Google LLC regarding allegations of systemic discrimination at the company’s Washington and California facilities.

Under the terms of the agreement, Google will pay more than $3.8 million to over 5,500 job applicants and current employees, and set aside about $1.25 million for pay adjustments. The company will not be required to admit to any wrongdoing.

The department’s Federal Contract Compliance Programs office determined Google underpaid women at its facilities in Washington and California from 2014 to 2017. It also identified unfair hiring rates for Asians and women during the same time frame in both states.

The settlement closes a lawsuit filed by the Department of Labor four years ago. In reaction, Google issued a brief statement boasting about its “fair and unbiased” hiring and pay practices. This is a satisfying outcome for Google employees who spent the last few years pursuing justice.

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