Google always seems to be involved in some kind of controversy, and the most recent one involves allegations of discrimination against female employees and those coming from Asian countries with regard to their compensation. The Reuters agency even indicates that the company has already been fined $ 4 million.
According to news media, Google would have a lower salary scheme in place for women and people from the Asian continent, even avoiding hiring employees who fit this profile.
Google accused of paying less to women and Asians
The U.S. Department of Labor conducted an investigation between the years 2014 and 2017, concluding that about 3,000 software engineers at the company in the Mountain View and Seattle areas were paid less.
Furthermore, the analysis found that Asian women and candidates were at a disadvantage in the interview process for software engineering positions in the states of California and Washington.
The tech giant has now agreed to pay more than $ 3.8 million to dispel the charges.
This figure includes retroactive payments and interest related to the salaries of their software engineers as well as of Asian candidates and women who were eliminated from the selection process.
Google is repeated in this type of behavior
The Department of Labor welcomes the timely resolution of the issue, which serves to foster equality in the technology industry.
This is not the first time that Google has come under fire due to alleged discriminatory practices. A union of company employees was recently founded to oversee the treatment of minorities and try to change the culture intrinsic to their staff.
Google even made headlines when it fired its former Ethics in Artificial Intelligence leader, a black woman by the name of Temnit Gebru.
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