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60 former, current employees plan to sue Google over workplace culture

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The last has not been heard over Google‘s memo scandal as over 60 former and current female employees of the tech company are considering a suit over pay gap and sexism allegations.

The possible lawsuit will reportedly build on the US Department of Labor’s probe into allegations of Google systematically underpaying its female staff. The possible legal action also reportedly involves allegations of workplace sexism.

News of the possible lawsuit comes in the aftermath of a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto authored by Google employee James Damore, which left Silicon Valley reeling. Damore, who has since been fired, has also said that he was considering suing Google.

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Damore’s firing has sparked a furious debate both within and outside Google, with the alt-right reportedly outraged and even calling for a boycott of Google.

Meanwhile, Damore’s memo appears to have fuelled the internal strife among Google’s female employees. James Finberg, the civil rights attorney working on the potential lawsuit on behalf of Google’s female employees, told the Guardian that female staff at the tech giant have earned less than men, despite being equally qualified.

 

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