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Judge dismisses Google gender pay discrimination lawsuit

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A San Francisco judge has dimissed a recent class action lawsuit against Google for gender-based pay discrimination, according to Reuters.

  • The judge said that the lawsuit didn't show that it applied to an entire class of people — all women in California who have worked for Google — and that two of the three plaintiffs didn't demonstrate they did work comparable to male counterparts for less pay.

Why it matters: The lawsuit was filed shortly after Google faced a probe by the Department of Labor after it found evidence of systemic pay discrimination. Google has denied the allegations.

Up next: The judge told the plaintiffs that they have 30 days to file a new complaint only on behalf of the women who faced pay discrimination.

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