Google sued over ’sex discrimination’

女性平权路漫漫:谷歌因歧视女性员工被起诉!
时间:2017-09-16 单词数:2800

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导读:曾在谷歌工作过的三名女性已经对这家科技巨头提起了诉讼,称该公司付给女性的薪水比男性的低。

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Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.

曾在谷歌工作过的三名女性已经对这家科技巨头提起了诉讼,称该公司付给女性的薪水比男性的低。

The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it.

诉讼称谷歌了解这种状况,但没有采取解决措施。

It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations.

这一事件发生之际,硅谷的公司正面临着对性别关系日益严格的审查。

Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labor over its pay practices.

谷歌也在接受美国劳工部的调查。

"It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech," said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and one of the women who filed the suit.

“现在是时候停止忽视科技领域的这些问题了,”谷歌的前软件工程师凯利·埃利斯(Kelly Ellis)说,她是提起诉讼的女性之一。

She posted on Twitter that she hopes the suit will force Google and other companies to change their practices.

她在推特上发布消息称,她希望这起诉讼能迫使谷歌和其他公司改变做法。

My hopes for the Google suit: to force not only Google, but other companies to change their practices and compensate EVERYONE fairly. — Kelly Ellis (@justkelly_ok) September 14, 2017

我对这次谷歌诉讼案的希望是:不仅要迫使谷歌,而且还有其他公司改变他们的做法,公平地补偿每个人。——凯莉·埃利斯(@ justkelly_ok),2017年9月14日

The lawsuit, filed in a San Francisco court, says Google discriminates against female staff with lower pay, more limited promotion, and fewer advancement opportunities compared to men with comparable qualifications.

该诉讼是在旧金山的一家法院提起的,该诉讼称谷歌歧视女性员工,女性员工薪酬较低,升职空间被更多的限制,与具有同等资历的男性相比,晋升机会更少。

Ms Ellis, for example, was hired in 2010 at a level typically assigned to college graduates, although she had four years of experience, according to the lawsuit. A male colleague with similar levels of experience started on a higher rung.She was also assigned to a less prestigious engineering role.

例如,根据诉讼,埃利斯在2010年被聘用时是归类为刚毕业的大学生级别,尽管她有四年的经验。有类似水平经验的男性同事开始了更高一级的工作。她还被指派了一个不那么知名的工程类角色。

Ms Ellis resigned from Google four years later "because of the sexist culture", the lawsuit said.

诉讼称,4年后,埃利斯从谷歌辞职,“因为性别歧视的文化”。

About 70% of Google’s workforce are men, according to the company. Men represent about 80% of staff in "tech" roles and 75% of leadership positions.

谷歌的员工中约有70%是男性。男性占据了“技术”人员中80%的员工职位和75%的领导职位。

The Department of Labour found systematic pay disparities at the firm during a 2015 audit.

诉讼称,在2015年的一次审计中,劳工部发现了该公司存在惯有的薪酬差距。

来源:BBC 新闻爱语吧作者:郑大远

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