Google employees amend complaint in gender pay class action

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by Steve Larson

An amended complaint was filed in California state court on January 3, 2018, adding a fourth named plaintiff and more specific allegations about the internet giant’s alleged methods for paying women less than men for the same types of work. In December, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss had granted Google Inc.’s bid to dismiss the suit finding that the women’s claims under the California Equal Pay Act extrapolated too much from a U.S. Department of Labor report on pay disparities at Google.

Judge Wiss allowed the plaintiffs to amend their complaint, and this version added a fourth plaintiff, as well as 11 pages of specific information about which jobs are covered in the suit and how the DOL report allegedly exposed Google’s practices.

The case is Kelly Ellis et al. v. Google Inc., case number CGC-17-561299, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.