Google wins battle over employee data

Google has won a legal battle against the Department of Labor’s Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which demanded a list of its employee data.

The OFCCP is performing an audit on Google, investigating allegations about “systemic compensation disparities”, where female employees were disadvantaged.

The OFCCP demanded a great deal of employee data from Google, which included:

  • Employees’ compensation and other job information dating back 15 years.
  • Extensive personal employee data and contact information for more than 25,000 employees.

Google said the request went beyond the scope of what was relevant to the audit and posed risks to employees’ privacy.

Google took the matter to court, and an administrative law judge agreed with Google.

The judge found that the requested data was unduly burdensome and insufficiently focused on obtaining the relevant information.

Now read: No gender pay gap at Google

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