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Google Pay Equity Class Action

Gunn Coble LLP and Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP serve as Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiff Ana Cantu, Aggrieved Employees and a Putative Class of diverse Googlers in Cantu v. Google LLC, et al., Case No. 21 CV392049,  a race/ethnicity pay discrimination lawsuit pending in Santa Clara County Superior Court since 2021.

The case alleges that Google pays employees who identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Black/African descent, Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or Alaska Native less than White employees in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act, California Labor Code Section 1197.5, which prohibits employers from paying employees of one race or ethnicity less than employees of another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work.

The case seeks unpaid wages, bonuses, stock, liquidated damages, and penalties (including penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act) on behalf of aggrieved employees, the putative class of diverse Googlers, and the State of California as well as a Court order enjoining Google from continuing to violate California’s Equal Pay Act by paying diverse employees lower wages than its White employees for substantially similar work.

Named Plaintiff Ana Cantu, who identities as ethnically Mexican and racially Indigenous,  worked in California for Google’s People Operations and Cloud departments for approximately seven years and alleges that because of Google’s discriminatory practices she was mis-leveled and paid significantly less than her White colleagues for substantially similar work.

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