ELLIS V. GOOGLE, LLC.
Google CA Pay Settlement
CGC-17-561299

Welcome to the Google CA Pay Settlement Website

IF YOU WORKED FOR GOOGLE LLC ("GOOGLE") BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 AND JULY 25, 2022 IN A JOB THAT IS COVERED BY A PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO BENEFITS UNDER THE SETTLEMENT DESCRIBED BELOW

What is this Lawsuit About?

The San Francisco Superior Court has granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement (the "Settlement") in a lawsuit against Google LLC ("Google").  The lawsuit claims that Google discriminates against women by paying them less than men for performing substantially similar work in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act, Cal. Labor Code § 1197.5 (“California EPA”) and California’s Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 17200, et seq. (“UCL”). The lawsuit also claims that Google discriminated against women hired before August 28, 2017, excluding college hires, by allegedly relying on the candidate’s prior pay at time of hire to assign them to lower levels than men with comparable qualifications and experience in violation of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, Cal. Gov. Code § 12940 et seq. (“FEHA”) and the UCL.

Google denies all of the allegations in the lawsuit and maintains that it has fully complied with all applicable laws, rules and regulations at all times. The Court has not ruled on the merits of these claims, has made no findings of fault, and has not awarded damages. 

To obtain more information about the claims in this lawsuit, you can call 1-888-681-2480 or you can view the complaint and other court documents on the Important Documents page of this website.

Who is Included?

The Court decided that everyone who meets the following description is a Settlement Class Member:

All women employed by Google in a Covered Position in California at any time from September 14, 2013 through July 25, 2022, inclusive, who have not already validly opted out of the certified class in this Action. For more information on the Class and Subclass definitions, please review FAQ 5.

 

What Benefits are Available?

The proposed Settlement includes money and business practice changes to resolve pay and leveling claims for the Class. For more information see FAQ 7.

Your Legal Rights And Options In This Settlement

ACTION EXPLANATION DUE DATE
DO NOTHING Remain in the Class, release your claims, and receive money automatically in the form of a payment mailed to you. (Note that taxes may be owed on payments under this Settlement.)  
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Get out of the Lawsuit. Do not receive any money from the Settlement. Keep any rights you might have to file your own separate lawsuit for the same claims at your own expense. For additional information see FAQ 15. October 11, 2022
OBJECT OR COMMENT ON ALL OR PART OF THE SETTLEMENT Stay in the Lawsuit and object that the Settlement is unfair or inadequate or comment in its favor. For additional information see FAQ 18. October 11, 2022
ATTEND THE FINAL FAIRNESS HEARING The Court has scheduled a Final Fairness Hearing at 3:00 p.m., Pacific on October 24, 2022. For additional information, see FAQ 23. October 24, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., Pacific

 

For More Information

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Mail
Google CA Pay Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO BOX 91343
Seattle, WA 98111