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Google sued by Labor Department over pay data


NewsHubGoogle is being sued by the Department of Labor for refusing to provide documents related to an anti-discrimination audit.
The Department of Labor has sued Google to force the web giant to turn over compensation data as part of an anti-discrimination audit.
In an administrative law complaint filed Wednesday, the department says Google has withheld requested data and documents on compensation requested by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs as part of a routine compliance evaluation. The lawsuit ( PDF ) seeks to compel Google to comply with the review as required of federal contractor. If it doesn’t, the suit requests cancellation of all current and future government contracts with Google.
The department emphasized that its request was routine and did not evolve from a suspicion of a specific case of discrimination.

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