Google and discrimination

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Google surfs on their image of a nice, lefty, "progressive" bunch, but in reality, like most mega-corps, it is aggressively discriminating among its employees. Furthermore, Google claims its "Google campus" aims at promoting diversity and the such, when they fail at promoting it internally.

Here are resources about Google and discrimination:

Google sees major claims of harassment and discrimination as lawsuits proceed - The Guardian (March 2018)

Two lawsuits by female employees, alleging company underpays women and that ‘bro-culture’ enabled daily harassment, move ahead

"Attorneys in the wage case have alleged that Google “segregates” women into lower-paying positions, promotes women at slower rates and pays them less than men for similar or equal work. Google – which has continued to argue that its own analysis has found no “statistically significant” pay gap – sought to have the class action and claims of “intentional discrimination” dismissed, but a judge sided with the women in a Tuesday ruling. "

Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data - The Guardian (May 2017)

Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case

Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for being too liberal - Ars Technica - 2018

Female Google engineer says she faced “frequent sexual harassment” - Ars Technica - 2018

Woman charges that “Google was fully aware” of sexist behavior but didn’t stop it. A Google engineer says she was a frequent target of regular sexual harassment during her seven years at the company. In a lawsuit filed in March 2018, Loretta Lee (no relation) accused the Mountain View company of having a "bro-culture" that was hostile to women, and of doing too little to address the problem.

Trials against Google for discrimination