The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that four former Google employees who were fired just days before Thanksgiving plan to file unfair labor charges against the agency. On November 25th, local time, Google fired four employees for “breaches of data security policies”, sending tensions between management and employees to the fore.
Google said the four employees improperly obtained internal information and leaked information to the media. But the four employees said they were victims of Google’s retaliation.
In a memo to employees, Google said: “The four employees on appeal systematically searched other people’s relevant information and work content, and we have always taken information security very seriously and will not tolerate any intimidation or destruction of others, nor will we tolerate the disclosure of sensitive company or customer information.” “
Today, the four employees posted on Media, the content-publishing platform, that they plan to bring charges against Google. The four employees said they were fired mainly because they were unhappy with Google’s efforts to organize some workers’ organizations.
It has also been reported that Google employees have been systematically protesting the company’s decisions over the past two years, including its cooperation with the U.S. military, its treatment of executives accused of sexual harassment, and the way they treat temporary workers and suppliers.
In response to “particularly opinion-making” employees, Google hired consultants in May 2018 to change company regulations to clean up the portal. So some analysts believe that the real reason for the dismissal of the four employees is the courage to protest.