Technology giants Google have been dragged to court by a group of women for allegedly offering better salaries to men as compared to women working in the company.
The complainants - numbering three - want Google to restructure its payment policy in way that will see women given what their male counterparts get for comparable works.
According to them, Google continues to pay its female workers lesser salaries irrespective of their qualifications.
They are therefore suing the technology giants for female discrimination.
Kelly Ellis, one of the women who filed the suit and a former software engineer at Google, believes the situation is deliberate, saying "“It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech".
The complaints filed the lawsuit in a a San Francisco court praying the court to take action against Google.
It must be noted that this is not the first time that Google has been faced with such a problem.
In 2015 the Department of Labour found systematic pay disparities at the firm during its audit, the lawsuit stated.
However, spokeswoman for Google, Gina Scigliano, has rejected claims that the company engages in gender bias.
According to her, "job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions".