Google reportedly under investigation for how it treats Black female workers

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The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is looking into how Google treats its Black female employees, according to a report by Reuters. The report says that the regulator has been asking employees questions about harassment and discrimination, after receiving formal complaints.

The report doesn’t make any mention of the DFEH bringing charges against Google as it did with Activision Blizzard and says that the interviews being conducted don’t necessarily mean that Google could face charges.

According to a diversity report Google released earlier this year, Black women make up around 1.8 percent of its workforce and departed the company at a higher than…

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Author: Mitchell Clark