Google Lands Victory in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

December 06, 2017


A San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Google, dismissing a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of systematically paying its male employees more then women.

The lawsuit was brought by three women who had previously worked at Google. In September, they sued the company in San Francisco Superior Court seeking class action status. Two of the women, Kelly Ellis and Holly Pease, worked as software engineers; combined, they had nearly 15 years of experience. The third, Kelli Wisuri, handled executive communications for a little less than two years.

The class-action lawsuit claimed there were "systematic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the board," as the suit said. Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss said in her analysis that the allegations were "conclusory, and insufficient to state class claims."

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