Two new developments in the continuing legal saga of Google, Inc. a company that apparently thought it was too big to be held accountable.
U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled last month that plaintiffs who filed an age discrimination collective action against Google can amend their complaint and add a new claim of disparate impact. This claim alleges Google has adopted seemingly neutral policy that disproportionately affects older workers. It could significantly broaden the potential for damages.
This blog complained that Google in 2014 made a public commitment to increase race and gender diversity in its workforce, and released workforce statistics relating to those characteristics. But Google was completely silent with respect to age and did not release age-related statistics. Apparently, it did not feel that age was an important diversity issue? Continue reading “Momentum Builds in Google Age/Sex Discrimination Cases”