Google Can't Nix Class Claims From Gender Pay Gap Suit

Law360, San Francisco (March 26, 2018, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Google lost its bid to toss classwide claims from a suit accusing the tech giant of gender-based pay discrimination at a hearing Monday when a California state judge said the putative class of at least 5,000 women likely had sufficiently pled a common hiring practice in its amended complaint.

Back in December, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss granted a demurrer from Google, finding the initial complaint extrapolated too much from a U.S. Department of Labor report on pay disparities at the company's California offices. Judge Wiss said the complaint alleged "in a conclusory fashion" that gender bias is...

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