Google the big technology giant is ready to pay $2.59 Million to settle proclamation of discrimination. The amount will be paid to more than 5,500 employees that are working and also to ex-job applicants. The decision was given by the U.S Department of Labor to fight racism.
Google also made agreement for next five years to reserve $250,000 to handle similar kind of cases. If we sum up the complete amount it becomes $3.8 Million of Financial commitment. The evaluation was done by OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) for the duration September 2014 to August 2017.
According to the evaluation it was found that there are difference in the hiring rates. The rates were different for female Software Engineers for the locations Mountain View, Seattle, Kirkland and also in Washington.
One of the spokesperson of Google said to TechCrunch that “We believe everyone should be paid based upon the work they do, not who they are, and invest heavily to make our hiring and compensation processes fair and unbiased.”
Regional Director of OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program) Jane Suhr added that “The technology industry continues to be one of the region’s largest and fastest growing employers. Regardless of how complex or the size of the workforce, we remain committed to enforcing equal laws to fight discrimination at workplace.”