Bloomberg Law
Feb. 1, 2021, 6:00 PMUpdated: Feb. 1, 2021, 11:08 PM

Google Settles Hiring, Pay Bias Claims for 5,500 Workers (3)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Alphabet Inc.'s Google LLC will pay almost $2.6 million to settle U.S. Labor Department allegations that the technology company potentially underpaid thousands of female workers in software engineering positions, and discriminated against women and Asian job applicants.

Google also will set aside an additional $1.25 million over five year for employee pay adjustments, if deemed necessary, and review its hiring and pay practices, under the settlement with the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

The agency, which randomly audits federal contractors for compliance with affirmative action obligations and anti-bias laws, uncovered “preliminary indicators” of bias at five Google ...

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