Gender discrimination at Google?

Google is being sued for gender discrimination in its employee practices, over pay discrimination and channeling of women into lower paying job tracks. Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano said that ‘Job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions.’ The current lawsuit, however, ‘alleges that Google segregates women into lower paying jobs that curb progression, while men with equivalent qualifications face no such hurdles’. Earlier this year, the US Department of Labor ‘found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce’, although Google disputes this contentionAccording to Google’s VP of People Operations,  ‘Google’s updated workforce representation data shows that overall women make up 31 percent of our employees. In the past three years, women in tech roles have grown from 17 percent to 20 percent (from 19 percent to 20 percent over the last year) and women in leadership roles have grown from 21 percent to 25 percent (from 24 percent to 25 percent over the last year.’