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Gender discrimination can occur at tech companies in New York

Three women who used to work at Google have claimed that they were mistreated on the basis of their gender. For instance, the women allegedly received systematically less pay compared with their male colleagues, which is illegal in New York and other states. The women have thus filed a suit against this internet giant.

The three women filed the class action suit on a recent Thursday. This lawsuit follows another one that the United States Department of Labor filed after reportedly finding a major gap in pay between genders at the business. The three women who filed the recent suit claimed that, between 2005 and 2016, they received less pay than male workers did, even though they had similar duties, skills and experience as their male workers.

One of the women, who had worked as a software engineer, said she ended up resigning in 2014 due to the company's sexist culture. She claimed she was placed in a front-end position so as to leave the more prestigious and rigorous back-end positions for men. The three women are pursuing a jury trial as part of their lawsuit. However, according to Google, the tech company actually has systems designed to make sure that it pays employees fairly.

Unfortunately, some companies in New York and elsewhere continue to discriminate against workers simply because they are of certain genders. However, any worker who is mistreated due to being a man or a woman has the right to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit. An understanding of what facts have to be proved will likely be critical to succeed in this type of civil court case.

Source: forbes.com, "Google Sued For Gender Discrimination By Female Former Employees", Clare O'Connor, Sept. 14, 2017

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