Google has been investigated by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing for its treatment of black women.
Reuters recently produced a report. Accordingly, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)began investigating how Google treats black female employees. The report found that the regulator asked employees about harassment and discrimination following formal complaints.
The document did not mention that DFEHhad filed charges against Google,as it did with Activision Blizzard. In addition, he said, the interviews did not mean that Google could be blamed.
Black women made up 1.8 percent of the workforce at Google
Black women make up about 1.8 percentof the workforce, according to a diversity report by Googleearlier this year. There is also a higher rate of departure from the company than usual. In the report, the company said it was the right place for improvement when it came to retaining underrepresented talent.
Google’sformer employees have so far reported a variety of equality issues. Earlier this year, a lawsuit filed by four former female employees against Google was brought into class action status. At this point, women said, they received lower bonuses and salaries than men. In addition, the company made headlines after AI ethics expert Timnit Gebruclaimed the company was retaliated against and fired for asking for more transparency in the page publishing process.
In a statement emailed to The Verge, Google spokeswoman Shannon Newberry made a number of statements. He said he was investing in retention programs to make Google a more pleasant place for black employees. He stated them as follows:
Our goal is to ensure that every employee experiences Google as an inclusive workplace. In addition, we are focused on creating sustainable equality for Google’s black community. 2020, for example, was our biggest year ever to hire Black+ Google employees, both in general and in technical roles. We’ve also invested in our retention programs and apps to help black employees grow and succeed at Google. We will continue to focus on this important work and thoroughly investigate all concerns to ensure that our workplace is representative and fair.