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Revised lawsuit accuses Google of gender pay discrimination

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Four former Google employees claim in a revised gender-pay lawsuit filed on Wednesday that the company asked about their prior salaries, a practice now banned in California, and underpaid them compared with their male counterparts, the AP reports.

Why it matters: This comes almost a month after a San Francisco judge dismissed the initial version of the suit because the plaintiffs failed to show that Google's alleged practice applied to an entire class of people — all women in California who have worked for the company. The new version, seeking class-action status, has a more limited scope, per AP.