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    Google pays USD118 million to settle gender discrimination suit

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Google said that it was “very pleased” to be settling, without admission of wrongdoing, a class-action lawsuit that argued it underpaid female employees and assigned them lower-ranking positions.

    The USD118 million settlement covers about 15,500 female employees who have worked for the company in California since September 2013, the law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP and Altshuler Berzon LLP said in a statement released on Friday night.

    The company also agreed for a third party to analyze its hiring and compensation practices as part of the settlement.

    In a statement to AFP, Google said that “while we strongly believe in the equity of our policies and practices, after nearly five years of litigation, both sides agreed that resolution of the matter, without any admission or findings, was in the best interest of everyone, and we’re very pleased to reach this agreement”.

    The Google logo in New York. PHOTO: AFP
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