Tag: Google

Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

A new analysis of pay data at Google once again demonstrates a gender wage gap at the company. Nearly 1,200 Google staff members in the United States roughly 2 percent of the company’s global workforce reported their salaries and bonuses in an employee-generated spreadsheet. The data, obtained by The New…

Alt-Right Targets Google Employees Who Disagree with Sexist Memo

Google CEO Sundar Pichai cancelled a companywide town hall style meeting scheduled for Thursday amid employees’ fear of harassment primarily thanks to alt-right websites. The conversation was supposed to address gender issues following the highly publicized diatribe “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” written by former Google engineer James Damore, which suggested…

Fired Google Engineer: Company 'Shamed Me'

In his first interview with a mainstream media outlet, James Damore, the former Google engineer behind the widely controversial memo about women in tech and leadership, said the company “punished me and shamed me.” He also announced his plans to sue the tech giant earlier this week. “The whole point…

Google Says Calculating Gender Pay Data Would Be Too Expensive

Calculating data to determine if a gender pay gap exists is too expensive of a project for Google, lawyers for the company said in court on Friday. The cost About 500 hours of work and $100,000. “This is obviously a very time-consuming and burdensome project,” said Lisa Barnett Sween, an…

Google Accused of 'Systemic' Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

The Department of Labor has accused Google of severely discriminating against its female employees by paying them considerably less than their male counterparts, a report from The Guardian reveals. According to the publication, a regional director with the Labor Department stated in court there are “systemic compensation disparities against women…