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Google has to pay $ 2.5 million to underpaid women and unhired Asian applicants

According to a new report from the US Department of Labor, the ministry has agreed to a payment of $ 2.5 million after an extensive investigation with Google. The investigation was intended to uncover discrimination in the years 2014 to 2017, and it appears that Google paid many female engineers too poorly during this period - this is now to be rectified by paying a total of 1,353,052 US dollars in arrears and interest to the 2,565 affected employees become.

That corresponds to around 527 US dollars (approx. 438 euros) per person. The Ministry of Labor has also found problems with its recruitment policy, apparently women and Asians are disadvantaged. That is why Google now has to pay out US $ 1,232,000 to a total of 1,757 female and 1,219 Asian applicants who were skipped when hiring, so those affected each receive US $ 414 (approx. 344 euros). The labor law violations affect Google's Mountain View, Seattle and Kirkland locations.

In addition, Google will provide an additional $ 1,250,000 to support underpaid employees in Mountain View, Seattle, Kirkland, and New York. Google told The Verge that the company believes that everyone should be paid for their ability, not who they are. The group should invest heavily in shaping its recruitment and compensation policies in a fair and impartial manner. Annual internal analyzes are intended to identify and eradicate discrimination.

Hannes Brecher - Senior Tech Writer - 5222 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I have been writing for various publications in the technology sector since 2009 until I joined the news editorial team at Notebookcheck in 2018. Since then, I have combined my many years of experience in notebooks and smartphones with my lifelong passion for technology to keep our readers informed about new developments in the market. My design background as the art director of an advertising agency also gives me deep insights into the peculiarities of this industry.
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