July 4, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has agreed to settle a $118 million pay equity class-action suit.
  • According to the lawsuit, the company underpays female employees for comparable jobs.
  • The settlement covers approximately 15,500 female employees in 236 job titles.

Google has agreed to pay $118 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former female employees who claimed they were paid less for comparable jobs than their male counterparts.

In a press release (opens in new tab), the law firms representing the plaintiffs announced that the affected employees had reached an agreement with Google, subject to preliminary settlement approval by a judge. Google is also required to open up its hiring practices and pay equity studies to independent reviews over the next three years.