According to the Guardian, Google did not respond to inquiries about the plaintiffs, but a spokeswoman, Gina Scigliano, said in a statement: “Job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions. But on all these topics, if we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix them, because Google has always sought to be a great employer, for every one of our employees.”
Ellis also recalled that there was a lack of female role models, which: “made me feel like I could never get to the level where these guys are.” She added that she hopes the suit will encourage other technology firms to take notice. “They have to treat everyone fairly,” she said. “Otherwise, we are going to take action.”
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