Google will have to pay more than $1 million to an executive who claimed the company discriminated against her on the basis of gender. Ulku Rowe accused the company of hiring her for a position with lower pay than men with less experience who were also hired at this time.

She also claimed that her less qualified male colleague had been promoted before her.

A jury in New York decided that Google did discriminate on the basis of gender, and now the company owes the employee $1.15 million in punitive damages and moral damages. But at the same time, according to the law, the court recognized that there was no violation of the law on equal pay, because Rowe had not worked for the company enough to be promoted.

“This unanimous verdict not only confirms Ms. Rowe’s allegations of mistreatment by Google, but also sends a resounding message that discrimination and retaliation will not be tolerated in the workplace,” Rowe’s attorney said. In a statement, Google spokeswoman Courtney Mencini said equity is of the utmost importance to them, but they disagree that Rowe has been discriminated against or paid less because of her gender. Their internal investigation did not confirm this.

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