Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute

Geronimo Vena
Agosto 12, 2017

It seems that Google employees started to get harassed online after the incident involving James Damore. Damore's firing has sparked a furious debate both within and outside Google, with the alt-right reportedly outraged and even calling for a boycott of Google. Plenty of websites published internal posts and gave personal information on Google employees.

Finberg claimed that he had interviewed around half of the 60 women who may be part of his lawsuit and added that their testimony indicated there are clear disparities and prejudices that hurt women at the Mountain View company. According to Finberg, women have admitted to earning less than male counterparts, despite comparable positions and similar qualifications, making lower in terms of salaries, bonuses and stock options. He claimed that women can not become as good as men in this industry because they are neurotic, which is a biological trait they have. One woman also allegedly said that she made two-thirds of her male colleagues' salary. Right now, there are more than 60 women who are looking to sue Google because they are getting payed less than men who have the same work qualifications as them.

"It's demoralizing", one former senior female Googler, who recently left the firm told the Guardian, requesting anonymity over fears of retribution. "Google is not alone in Silicon Valley", he said.

"I was watching male co-workers progress at a faster rate than myself".

She claimed she regularly dealt with sexist remarks, such as comments about her looks, and that she felt it was discriminatory when she was denied a promotion despite her achievements and large workload. However, in reference to the women considering legal action, the spokesperson said: "Sixty people is a really small sample size".

"There are always going to be differences in salary based on location, role, and performance, but the process is blind to gender", he claimed.

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