Alphabet’s Google Inc., won a class-action lawsuit in California which was filed against the company for paying its male employees more than its female employees.
Speaking on this case, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss said, “The class proposed by the plaintiffs, covering ‘all women employed by Google in California’ is too broad.”
Wiss mentioned, “This class definition does not purport to distinguish between female employees who may have valid claims against Google based upon its alleged conduct from those who do not.’’
According to the lawsuit, Google was accused for paying less to its women employees and placing them in a low-pay career path.
Gina Scigliano, spokeswoman from Google commented: “As we said before, we work really hard to create a great workplace for everyone, and to give everyone the chance to thrive here. If we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix them.”
However, the plaintiffs were allowed to file an amended complaint, which will be done according to James Finberg, the attorney representing them.
According to the new complaint, there will be complete clarity if Google violates the California Equal Pay Act by paying women less than men for substantially equal work in nearly every job classification.