On June 11, Beijing time, the law firm suing Google on behalf of female employees issued a statement on Friday, saying that Google has agreed to pay US $118million (about 800million yuan) to settle gender discrimination lawsuits with about 15500 female employees**
Lieff cabraser Heimann & Bernstein ll and Altshuler Berzon LLP said in the statement that, in addition to the compensation, an independent expert will be responsible for analyzing Google's recruitment practices, and an independent labor economist will review the company's pay equity research. The settlement agreement could not be confirmed by the court event table.
The Google settlement must be approved by a judge The two law firms said that the hearing that has been preliminarily approved is scheduled to be held on June 21.
"As a woman who has worked in the technology industry throughout her career, I am optimistic that the actions Google agreed to take in the settlement agreement will ensure that women get more fairness." Holly pease said in the statement that she was one of the plaintiffs.
According to the law firm, the Google settlement agreement involves 236 women in different positions** In a court document, the woman who led the lawsuit quoted the analysis of David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, as saying that the annual salary paid by Google to female employees was about $16794 less than that of "men in similar positions". In contrast, similar lawsuits against twitter and Microsoft failed to qualify for class action.