Google will pay more than $3.8 million in back pay and interest to more than 5,500 current employees and job applicants
During a routine compliance evaluation, OFCCP determined that between 2014 and 2017, Google paid females in software engineering positions at its Mountain View, CA; Seattle and Kirkland, WA locations “less than comparable male employees.” Additionally, the review exposed that hiring rate differences between that disadvantaged female and Asian applicants for software engineering positions occurred at the company’s locations in San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Kirkland.
Google signed an early resolution conciliation (ERC) agreement and agreed to the following:
- To pay $1,353,052 in back pay and interest to 2,565 female employees in the engineering positions subjected to pay discrimination;
- To pay $1,232,000 in back pay and interest to 1,757 female and 1,219 Asian applicants not hired into software engineering positions.
- Allocate a cash reserve of at least $1,250,000 in pay-equity adjustments for the next five years for employees in engineering positions at the Mountain View, Kirkland, Seattle and New York establishments.
- Provided job opportunities to 51 female and 17 Asian applicants for software engineering positions.
- Review its pay and hiring practices, conduct a gender pay equity study and provide progress reports to OFCCP.