The long running OFCCP compliance evaluations of seven of Google’s establishments have finally come to an end by way of an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement. The agreement noted Google underpaid women software engineers and did not hire Asian and female applicants into software engineering positions.
As a result, Google has agreed to pay $1.35M in back pay and interest to more than 2,500 female employees and $1.23M to nearly 1,800 female and more than 1,200 Asian applicants for software engineering position who were not hired. In addition, over the next five years, Google must allocate at least $1.25M to pay-equity adjustments.
Google has agreed to proactively ensure non-discrimination by reviewing its current policies, procedures and practices related to hiring and compensation. If warranted, the company will take proactive corrective actions to prevent future disparities.