Google Shells Out $3.8 Billion in Settlements

Pay gaps and discrepancies have been a hot topic over the past several years. Google has recently come under fire, as it had to pay out $3.8 billion following a class action case brought against the tech giant by former employees and applicants. This costly settlement is a trend that is growing as the business world changes and expectations surrounding pay equity continues to take center stage. 

In Lisa Burden’s HR Drive article, she states that a recent pay audit found the discrepancies. It found that the pay disparities most frequently wronged women and applicants of Asian descent. In her article, she writes that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found the issue during a routine compliance check. It is critical that companies, whether large tech corporations or small businesses, always ensure that they are following protocol and complying with federal regulations.

 

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