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Google Agrees to Pay $22 Million to Resolve Race, Sex Bias Suit

July 1, 2022, 5:27 PM

Google has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve claims that it systematically discriminated against women and employees of color by assigning them lower job levels upon hire than they qualified for, according to a proposed settlement filed in New York state court.

According to the complaint, which brings claims under federal and New York law, all similarly qualified individuals performing similar or substantially similar roles should be assigned the same job level, but women and employees of color are routinely assigned lower levels than their male or white counterparts.

Job level determines base pay, and subsequent promotions “never rectify ...