Former and current female employees at Google, one of the world鈥檚 top five biggest tech giants, have had enough. Now, the company faces a possible class-action suit backed by more than 60 women, the latest in a series of very public gender equality issues that the company is facing.

The suit follows an embarrassingly public 鈥渁ngry guy puts down video game controller long enough to type furious manifesto and gets fired鈥 move from an employee who found himself all worked up over the company鈥檚 鈥渓eft bias鈥 (read: attempts to enact policies that increase diversity).

The group of women backing the suit is made up of both current and former employees, who anonymously described the conditions they work under to The Guardian. 鈥淚t鈥檚 demoralizing,鈥 said one woman, after finding out that a male employee who reported to her was making more money than she was. Another referred to the corporate environment as a 鈥渂oys鈥 club.鈥 So they鈥檙e taking matters into their own hands, as a team.

Some experts think it鈥檚 a wise idea for women to take legal action against discrimination together. Professor, attorney, and activist Anita Hill wrote in a recent New York Timesop-ed that it鈥檚 a good idea for women in the tech industry to 鈥渃ollectively consider their legal options.鈥

Hill鈥檚 op-ed points out that in tech, women under 25 earn on average 29 percent less than their male counterparts. Not only that, but a majority of women receive lower salary offers than men for the same job at the same company 鈥 more than six out of 10, in fact.

鈥淭here are always going to be differences in salary based on location, role and performance, but the process is blind to gender,鈥 a Google spokesperson told The Guardian.

The problem with that statement is that there are official numbers that appear to tell a different story. A Department of Labor analysis (they鈥檙e battling Google in court on the basis of gender discrimination too) says that a difference of two standard deviations in pay rates is statistically significant 鈥 and they found six or seven in their analysis of Google鈥檚 rates.

The evidence is so striking that they calculated that the odds of Google鈥檚 gender pay gap being random are about one in one hundred million. BRB, crying.

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