Three women filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday against Google, claiming that the company constantly paid their male workers more than their female staffers, which puts the web firm on the list along with others who were accused of gender discrimination.
The suers were Google workers during several past years and they maintain that the company keeps paying women lower wages than men for the same or comparable work, and women are given career opportunities with pay ceilings inferior to that of men.
This lawsuit tries to remove barriers and shake the stereotypes, their lawyer, James Finberg, said. Unconscious bias is a big part in keeping up gender inequality and compensation, he also said. IT industry has seen an array of lawsuits for sexual bias.
Microsoft and Twitter were among those sued back in 2015 by women engineers who asserted that males are preferred when it comes to promotion. Ellen Pao in the same 2015 opposed to male dominance in a trial against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers company. She said she had been prevented from advancement and discarded because of her gender. And though she lost, the case encouraged more women to speak out.