Google Gender Case

Plaintiffs filed their motion for class certification on July 21, 2020. You can read public versions of the brief and two related expert reports.  The motion asks that the court certify the case to proceed as a class action on behalf of female Google employees who worked in California in the Covered Positions from September 14, 2013 to the present. Briefing on the motion will be completed on November 10, and the Court will hold a hearing on December 2.  We hope for a decision in the first quarter of 2021.

On September 14, 2017, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel filed a federal gender discrimination case against Google in California state court in San Francisco. Thereafter, on January 3, 2018, plaintiffs filed their First Amended Class Action Complaint in California state court. Read a copy of the First Amended Complaint.

The lawsuit alleges that Google has paid and continues to pay women less than men who are doing substantially similar or substantially equal work in certain covered positions at Google offices in California since September 14, 2013.

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