U.S. Department of Labor Is Suing Google!

 U.S. Department of Labor Is Suing Google!

Google is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly failing to submit compensation data as part of a government routine compliance evaluation.

U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Google to get the tech company to submit information about the company’s equal opportunity to The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.The U.S. Department of Labor says they have asked Google to submit information  in September 2015, but Google did not comply till today.

“Like other federal contractors, Google has a legal obligation to provide relevant information requested in the course of a routine compliance evaluation,” said OFCCP Acting Director Thomas M. Dowd. “Despite many opportunities to produce this information voluntarily, Google has refused to do so. We filed this lawsuit so we can obtain the information we need to complete our evaluation.”

Google, however says they have provided “hundreds of thousands” of records, including information related to compensation, to the OFCCP, a Google spokesperson - TechCrunch reports.

“We’re very committed to our affirmative action obligations, and to improving the diversity of our workforce, and have been very vocal about the importance of these issues,” the spokesperson said. “As a federal contractor, we’re familiar with our obligations and have worked collaboratively with the OFCCP.”

All US federal contractor are required to allow the government to review documents and other relevant information that is relevant to the company’s compliance with equal employment laws... The OFCCP wants to ask the court to terminate all of Google’s contracts with the government, and prevent the tech giant from working the US government in the future.

The spokesperson told TechCrunch that the information asked by the OFCCP “are overbroad in scope, or reveal confidential data" and "have made it clear to the OFCCP, to no avail". Google' spokesperson said those requests include thousands of employees’ private contact information which they safeguard rigorously, and hope to continue working with OFCCP to resolve this matter.

source: TechCrunch

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