Four former Google employees have announced that they will file a lawsuit against Google for violations of labor law. At issue is the alleged dismissal because they are critical of technological practices.
According to the grounds of this court case, these officials were dismissed for activist practices. At stake is the attempt to mobilize other employees to protest some of the company’s plans.
Among the plans concerned is Google’s attempt to create a censored search engine for China or the collaboration. with the Pentagon. Plans that these officials did not identify with and that apparently cost them their job.
Google says the redundancies were for just cause
Given these accusations, Google soon gave its version of the facts. According to the company, these employees were dismissed for accessing information that they should not and that their dismissal was not retaliation.
As expected, the employees concerned reject these statements from Google. . They claim to have accessed widely available information and that there was never any rule against it.
Google seems to be losing patience for internal activism
Over the last few years, we have been hinting that Google is not about making it easy for internal critics. The company used to hold internal meetings with its employees to hear any complaints they might have.
This practice was recently canceled, and these monthly meetings will only be for business strategy discussion. We also had a case where Google CEO Sundar Pichai openly criticized the information leaks that the company is constantly falling victim to.
There were times when Google was considered one of the best companies, world to work with. However, it seems that this status is fading fast.