It is component of a settlement that Google has reached with the US National Labor Relations Board to let employees know about their freedoms.
Google was in discussions with the regulator after employees submitted reports on how complaints were handled.
Google was told to remind staff that they are entitled to complain about their work and terms. It is component of a settlement that Google has reached with the US National Labor Relations Board to let employees know about their freedoms. Google was in discussions with the regulator after employees submitted reports on how complaints were handled.
Google employees protested at the end of 2018 about how it handled senior managers ‘ accounts of sexual harassment.
Google will publish notices under the settlement telling employees that they can speak publicly about job and are free to push for pay and workplace security improvements. It must also stress that if they speak up, it won’t retaliate against employees. Following complaints from two personnel members about how they were treated, the agreement was brokered.
Due to his political opinions, one worker, engineer Kevin Cernekee, said he was fired in June 2018. Google said it let him go because it broke other inner policies and uploaded confidential content to a USB drive. There was no release of details of the other complaint that led the Board to investigate.
Staff at Google staged a walkout and other protests in late 2018 following revelations about the way it handled accusations of misconduct, including sexual harassment, by senior staff. The protests led Google to rewrite its internal policies, end forced arbitration of cases and won a promise that it would be more transparent about investigations.
Many of those engaged in the demonstrations have said that after the walkout they have endured retaliation. Google has refused to take any action against employees protesting. After treating engineer James Damore, Google’s inner policies and the manner it handles employee relationships were subjected to scrutiny in 2017.
Mr Damore wrote a memo that suggested genetic differences in the tech globe between males and females explained gender imbalances. The memo resulted to the fire of Mr Damore for breaking the code of behavior of Google. Legal action continues after his sacking.
Article originally featured by BBC.