Labor Department Accuses Google of Gender Pay Discrimination

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APRIL 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has accused Google of violating federal employment laws and discriminating against its female employees. In an ongoing investigation, a regional solicitor said last week that the government found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” Google has denied the allegations, which come as one San Francisco supervisor has proposed legislation barring employers from asking prospective employees for their salary history. In this hour of Forum, we’ll discuss the issue of gender pay discrimination and possible solutions. LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION