Google releases pay methodology in attempt to prove no gender gap exists

Google has published a new response to Department of Labor claims that it systematically underpays its female staff members. The statement once again denies that any pay gap exists within the company, explaining the “gender-blind” way the company makes its salary calculations, which it says is based on “role, job level, job location as well as current and recent performance ratings.”

Once a salary is calculated by analysts — who Google says have no access to the gender information of the employee in question — it’s then fed into the company’s pay equity model. This is a four-stage process that compares suggested compensation amounts between genders, and theoretically prods the company to make adjustments if any statistical gap is…

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