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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:51 AM

Google told to hand over salary details in gender equality court battle

Source: Guardian

Sunday 16 July 2017 23.25 EDT
A judge has ordered Google to hand over salary records to the government in an ongoing investigation by the US Department of Labor, which has accused the technology corporation of systematically discriminating against women.

Google must provide the federal government with a 2014 snapshot of the data, along with contact information for thousands of employees for possible interviews, according to a ruling made public on Sunday.

Judge Steve Berlin, however, also denied part of the governmentís request for records and partially sided with Google, which had argued the departmentís demands were overly broad and could violate employee privacy.

The provisional order, written Friday, comes at a time of growing scrutiny of gender discrimination and sexual harassment across the tech industry, including a major scandal at Uber and a string of recent controversies involving prominent venture capitalists.

Berlinís decision resolves a more narrow court battle stemming from a DoL lawsuit filed against Google in January, which accused the corporation of violating federal laws in its refusal to turn over salary history and employee contact information. Google has contracts with the federal government, which means it is obliged to comply with equal opportunity laws and has to allow the DoL to review certain internal records.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/17/google-told-to-hand-over-salary-details-in-gender-equality-court-battle

Fess up Google! Time for equal pay!

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TheFrenchRazor Jul 2017 #1

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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:32 AM

1. good; that kind of data is where insidious patterns show up. nt

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