Several hundred employees have sued Google in the United States for age discrimination. Now the company pays 11 million dollars, but it's still fine.
It would be an exciting legal process that would reveal interesting details about Google, but also about other US companies in the digital economy. Google now puts $ 11 million on the table, agreeing with hundreds of plaintiffs accusing Google of age discrimination in the application process. An average of 227 affected individuals mathematically receive about $ 35,000, the Bloomberg news agency reported. The action was also worth the lawyers the plaintiffs represented: they get a total of $ 2.75 million, according to Bloomberg.
Meanwhile, Google – specifically the Alphabet Group – praises the improvements and wants to train its managers and recruiting staff to avoid age discrimination. The company also wants to impose age diversity, and in the future it becomes strong that older employees are also busy. What specific conclusions and measures derive from this is not known.
The initiator of the action was denied four times
The case was triggered by a woman who said she had been in Jobs for a four-time job interview for seven years and never received a job offer despite her high level of expertise and programming experience due to her age. Sherill Fillex, the woman's name, accused the company of "a systematic model and practice of discrimination" among the elderly.
Google rejects the allegations as expected and states that both Fillecas and the other applicants have not proven the technically necessary requirements. You can take strong action against discrimination, especially in terms of age, the company says.
Just as with discrimination against women, the question remains whether, on the one hand, the percentage of people over the age of 40 is lower than in other sectors and sectors (not only for Google but also for the entire technology industry in Silicon Valley). (probably) and whether this is related to the fact that these age groups are rarely applied to companies.
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