Employees sue Google over gender discrimination at workplace
New Delhi : Touted as one of the best employers in the market, Google has been sued by three former employees over gender discrimination at workplace.
They filed a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant accusing it of discriminating against women when it came to pay and promotions.
According to a report in Fortune late Thursday, the three former employees who served as software engineer, communications specialist and manager, filed the lawsuit that said: "Google pays women in California less than men who perform similar work and assigns female workers jobs that are less likely to lead to promotions".
"While Google has been an industry-leading tech innovator, its treatment of female employees has not entered the 21st century," Kelly Dermody, a lawyer for the women, said in a statement.
Google is yet to make a comment over the whole case.
Last month, Google's Indian-born CEO Sundar Pichai addressed a coding event for women on the sprawling campus at Mountain View, California, after Damore's manifesto claimed that "the representation gap between men and women in software engineering persists because of biological differences between the two sexes".
"There's a place for you at Google. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You belong here, and we need you," Pichai told woman innovators at the company.
(with IANS inputs)