Revised suit faults Google for asking hires about prior pay
January 4, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A revised gender-pay lawsuit seeking class-action status against Google faults the search giant for asking new hires about their prior salary, a practice now banned in California.
The suit, filed Wednesday, also adds a fourth complainant, a preschool teacher with a master's degree. The four women allege they were underpaid by Google compared with their male counterparts.
The suit, which is led by lawyer James Finberg of San Francisco-based Altshuler Berzon, argues that Google's use of prior compensation to set starting pay for employees results in men receiving higher...