Google Sued by US Labor Department for Withholding Data

Department of labor has sued web giant Google. This reason behind Google’s acquisition is not providing with compensation data. This data is part of anti-discrimination audit. Google Sued by Labor Department Over Pay Data. The labor department told yesterday that they have sued Google due to not giving them access to requested date and documents which are part of routine compliance evaluation.

Google Sued by US Labor Department for Withholding Data

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) seeks to force Google to comply with the review as required of Federal contractor.If it doesn’t than the lawsuit will cancel all the present and future government contracts with Google. OFCCP revealed that they sought the firm’s equal opportunity program’s data in September 2015.

Google, the federal contractor is bound to allow Federal government to inspect records and information. These records are relevant to its compliance with the equal employment laws administered by OFCCP.

According to Google’s spokesperson, they have provided thousands of records over the last year to comply with OFCCP’s audit.

He Said:

The handful of OFCCP requests that are the subject of the complaint are overbroad in scope, or reveal confidential data, and we’ve made this clear to the OFCCP, to no avail

The OFCCP said it would ask the court to cancel all of Google’s current government contracts and to debar the company from entering into future contracts if it failed to comply.

OFCCP Director Thomas M. Dowd said:

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

Like other technologies firms, Google is more interested to emphasis on how to increase diversity in its work force in terms of gender and equality. More diverse teams shows greater creativity and best results.

Source: DAWN

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