Google (1 – Liberal) is finding out the hard way that you can never please the left.
While fighting a lawsuit involving around 8,300 employees over an alleged “gender pay gap” and a Labor Department investigation into claims that female employees are systematically underpaid, Google is trying desperately to maintain the image of a fair and equal company. However, in their own self-study, Google found that male employees are actually underpaid more than their female counterparts for similar work. According to a Google pay equity analyst, “[This was a] surprising trend that we didn’t expect.”
In an effort to correct the discrepancy, Google paid out roughly $10 million to 10,677 employees to help level the playing field. Now, in a “shocking” turn of events, Google is now being heavily criticized for raising the salaries of male employees.
For such a successful company, Google certainly isn’t getting any wins here. So how can 2ndVote help?
Take the same advice that we gave Amazon (1.3 – Liberal): stop choosing sides and making decisions based on an agenda.
Instead of picking sides and cozying up to leftists, Google could learn a thing or two from Brave.com (3 – Neutral) or DuckDuckGo (3 – Neutral), companies that make better alternatives because they stay out of issue advocacy. Treat employees fairly, stay neutral and, in turn, stay out of the public ire.
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