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Google Agrees to Pay $118 Million to Settle Pay Equity Suit

Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit with about 15,500 female employees, lawfirms representing the women said in a statement. In addition, an independent expert will analyze Google’s hiring practices and and independent …

Sexism in Financial Services Has Gotten Worse, Says Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc

Aviva Plc Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc said that the sexism she encounters has worsened as she has risen through the ranks in finance. Blanc became the insurer’s first female chief executive in July 2020 but faced a number of …

Software Company SAP Wrestles With Concerns Over Gender Equality, Senior Exits

Christian Klein was in his second year as chief executive of SAP SE in January 2021 when he addressed a staff meeting to field questions about the imminent launch of a new push into cloud computing. A staffer took Klein, …

Jury Finds U of Miami Did Not Discriminate Against Lower-Paid Woman Prof

The University of Miami did not discriminate against a professor, despite paying her far less than a male professor in the same department, a jury decided in a closely watched federal lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After …

Progress Slows on Path to Gender Parity in the Board Room

Almost extinct are the days when only men sat on U.S. corporate boards. But the speed at which boards have brought more women to the table has slowed, and it’s likely to be a decade before boards are evenly split …

Connecticut Court Rules Women-Only Gym Areas Violate State Law Against Gender Bias

Women-only exercise areas in gyms and fitness clubs violate a state law banning discrimination based on gender, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 6-0 decision written by Chief Justice Richard Robinson overturned a lower court ruling and an earlier …

Boston Police Detective Who Alleged Sex Discrimination Awarded $2M

A federal jury has awarded $2 million to a high-ranking Boston police detective who said in a lawsuit against the department and her former supervisor that she was the victim of gender discrimination. The jury Monday after a four-week trial …

Syracuse University Settles $3.7M Gender Pay Lawsuit

Syracuse University will pay $3.7 million to settle a lawsuit brought by five female faculty members who claimed they were paid less than their male counterparts who held equivalent positions. The settlement entered in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn will …

Women Suing Goldman Sachs Demand Files with Words They Say Prove Discrimination

Women suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for gender discrimination are going after any internal documents with words like “babe,” “bimbo” or worse that they say would show bias by executives who administered the bank’s promotion and evaluation policies. The women …

Employees Reporting Harassment Suffer Retaliation for Complaining: Time’s Up Study

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 …