On the gender pay gap at the Internet giant, a judge has ordered Google to give employee records to the federal investigators. Well, Google must have to show the data to the Labor Department for up to 8, 000 employees for the investigation whether the Silicon Valley company shortchanges women doing same work to men, this information is according to the Friday’s ruling by Steven Berlin, an administrative law judge in San Francisco.
The government request for the records is denied by the Berlin. But he agrees with Google that the demand for the contact information for more than 25, 000 was too wide-ranging and could interrupt the privacy of employees. And he also called it “insufficiently focused.”
Regional Solicitor of Labor Department Janet Herold said in an interview that she’s happy on the order of the judge to Google to yield most of the kinds of records that the Labor Department has been struggling to access. And her office is trying to show there’s a systemic wage gap at Google.
She further said: “We want to make it clear men and women of Google that we want to hear from them. That’s our focus now.”
And if we see the other side of the picture then Google has denied that it pays women unequally.
Eileen Naughton, Google vice president of people operation wrote that over the past year but it was published in a blog post on Sunday. She wrote. Google had given more than 329, 000 documents and more than 1.7 million data points, including detailed compensation information, but “reached an impasse” when the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs wanted deeper personal data.
She also wrote, “We were concerned that these requests went beyond the scope of what was relevant to this specific audit, and posed unnecessary risks to employees’ privacy.”
Google, based in Mountain View, Calif, disagreed with the charges, saying at the time: “Every year, we do a comprehensive and robust analysis of pay across genders and we have found no gender pay gap.”