Haggan v. Google LLC

STATUS: Active

On October 30, 2023, the Court denied final approval of the Parties’ class settlement. At this time, the Parties are seeking a 120-day stay from the Court to allow the Parties to engage in further discussions about next steps, which may include further settlement negotiations.

The lawsuit titled Haggan v. Google LLC, which was lodged in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings, resulted in a class and collective action settlement for certain employees who worked at Google LLC.

The complaint alleged that Google LLC violated New York City, New York State, and federal equal pay and anti-discrimination laws by treating specific employee groups less favorably than their similarly-situated white and/or male counterparts regarding pay, leveling, promotion, and performance calibration. Google LLC, however, denied all allegations. The court did not deliver any merit-based findings on the Plaintiffs’ claims.

The settlement amounted to $22,000,000.00 in total, a sum designated to compensate Class and Collective Members.

The settlement concerned individuals who had held a Level 3-7 position in New York at Google (referred to as a “Qualified Position”) and who met additional eligibility criteria based on gender and racial identity according to Google’s records within specific date ranges spanning from October 15, 2014, through November 21, 2022.

If individuals fell into one or more of these categories, they were considered “Class Members” for the purpose of this settlement. Class Members had the option to exclude themselves, or “opt out”, from the settlement by following the instructions provided in Section 10 of the Notice before the deadline of July 5, 2023.

A Fairness Hearing was scheduled for June 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 469 at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, where the court would decide whether to approve the settlement.

For additional information or inquiries, Class Members were directed to contact the Settlement Administrator.

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)


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