Four Google representatives terminated a week ago state they were given up for taking part in secured work sorting out, and that they intend to retaliate. In a letter shared today, they state they’re documenting out of line work practice accuses of the National Labor Relations Board.
The four case that Google terminated them, to a limited extent, to make an impression on different workers not to participate in labor sorting out. “It’s tied in with attempting to stop all working environment arranging,” their letter states.
Google recently guaranteed that the previous workers had “clear and rehashed infringement” of information security strategies – including directing “deliberate inquiries” for representatives’ materials. They purportedly shared that data past the extent of their occupations and set warnings for what individuals were doing when, such as going to restorative arrangements.
A Google spokeswoman said:
“We dismissed four individuals who were engaged in intentional and often repeated violations of our longstanding data security policies, including systematically accessing and disseminating other employees’ materials and work. No one has been dismissed for raising concerns or debating the company’s activities.”
The employees deny this, stating, “We’ve all been subjected to interrogations, some of us for hours, and all of us had our reputations smeared in the press as Google spread rumors that we were rule-breaking troublemakers who “leaked” sensitive information. This is flatly untrue.”
Three of the four fired employees identify as LGBT and some of their activism has included working with Google’s “Gayglers” on issues like equal health insurance benefits for same-sex partners before gay marriage was legalized across the US, The Guardian reports.
This firing and the charges are just the latest in escalating tension at Google. Dozens of employees have claimed they faced retaliation after reporting workplace issues. They’ve held sit-ins to raise awareness for Google’s alleged “retaliation culture,” and as many as 20,000 employees have participated in walkouts.
Google claims it has made it easier to report harassment. It has also issued reminders that Googlers are responsible for their words and will be held accountable for them, warned employees against protesting the company at San Francisco Pride, scaled back town hall meetings and hired an anti-union consultancy.