Last month, Google faced another problematic situation among its employees. It began when a number of employees of the technology giant protested in front of its headquarters in San Francisco against the suspension of two activist employees, Rebecca Rivers and Laurence Berland, who were on leave for what some employees argue. speak out against the company.
Since then Google has dismissed both staff and two other persons involved in the initial protest. But now these dismissed former Googlers plan to sue the tech giant and accuse the company of releasing them for sheltered work organization.
In a open letter published yesterday by "Google Walkout For Real Change" on medium, it was explained how the four employees Laurence Berland, Paul Duke, Rebecca Rivers and Sophie Waldman were all involved are involved in internal activities of the company, will "fight back".
In a first step, unfair labor practices are filed with the National Labor Relations Board, a government agency tasked with enforcing US labor law, as stated by former workers. In the framework of the Committee's procedure, officials investigate the charges and ultimately decide whether they need to take further action.
The company claims to look up calendars and documents, which we all do, but we know that it is a punishment to speak out for yourself and others, "Google employees wrote in a press release last month. Google retains its original position.
These layoffs are part of a larger, ongoing problem between Google and its employees. For the past two years, Googlers have protested and organized against issues such as sexual assault and harassment his controversial work for the military and . 1
In the midst of Google's internal criticism, the tech giant commissioned an anti-union law firm to advise management on how to treat internal retaliation. It seems that the tensions in the technology company will remain high, and the chances are good that this will have a lasting impact on the company's reputation.