Bloomberg Law
July 17, 2017, 12:57 AM

Google Pay Disparity Accusation Questioned by Judge

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The Labor Department’s claim that Google Inc. pays women workers less than men for the same jobs is being called into question by a federal administrative law judge.

Judge Steven Berlin said in a decision made public July 16 that the Labor Department’s assertion that it has uncovered wide pay disparities among men and women workers at Google’s headquarters is “legally questionable and factually unsupported at this point.” The judge declined the DOL’s request to order the company to turn over salary history information for some 25,000 workers as part of a government contractor audit.

Labor Department Regional Director Janette ...