Google (GOOGL) has been accused in a new lawsuit of gender-based pay discrimination.
A lawyer representing three female former Google employees said he was seeking class-action status for the claim, the Associated Press reported.
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The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation that made a preliminary finding of systemic pay discrimination among the 21,000 employees at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. The initial stages of the review found women earned less than men in nearly every job classification, the AP noted.