Four tech giants including Apple and Google have made settlements with their workers that would help avoid an antitrust class action lawsuit over wage suppression according to Reuters.
Workers from these companies have claimed that these companies have conspired in unison in order to avoid hiring each other’s employees. This has also been found to hold true after the discovery process in the lawsuit uncovered email conversations between the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt that involved detailed discussions about not hiring each other’s employees.
Last year a U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh from San Jose, California rejected a $324.5 million in settlement over the lawsuit, stating the amount was too low after one of the named plaintiffs had objected.
Well that has changed, because the said plaintiff is now on board with the latest amount, but the new amount has not been disclosed in the court filing. This will probably now bring an end to the class action antitrust lawsuit.