Google headquarters in California.
A study of Google pay equities finds out that Google has been overpaying women in a certain job category and is making one-time payouts to men to make up for this ‘bias’ against them.
The study covered 91 percent of Google employees, which said that the tech giant provided $9.7 million to 10,677 Googlers in adjustments, in order to correct what Google deemed as gender bias, Forbes reports.
Level 4 Software Engineer, the job category in question, pays women more than men. Men were, however, given extra compensation to make reparations for the gender bias against them.However, Google did not give out how many of the 10,677 were men from this category.
According to the report, men in this category were paid extra compensation to make reparations for the gender bias against them.
Google has faced accusations of gender bias against women at workplace in the past. This study, however, does not give a clear picture of gender bias at Google.Forbes Report“To correct for what Google deemed gender bias, it provided $9.7 million in adjustments to 10,677 Googlers (an average of $908 per person).”
This is a big jump from 2017 when Google paid $270,000 to 228 employees.
The search giant’s annual pay audit analyses employees’ compensation equity based on market rate for their job, location, level, performance rating, as well as factors like race and gender.
The study included nearly 91 percent of the Google employees.