The NLRB, an American social watchdog, has sued Google for firing employees who tried to start a union.
A previous protest by Google employees against dealing with sexual misconduct in California.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a US federal agency whose task is to protect employees’ rights, among other things, has filed a complaint against Google.
It states that the company violated labour law by placing several employees under surveillance and questioning about their attempts to start a union in November, after which they were fired.
Two former employees lodged a complaint with NLRB because they said they were fired for organizing talks about such a union. Bringing workers together and starting a union is protected by law in the United States.
Google says it fired employees for violating internal rules, including sharing internal documents. “Google supports a culture of internal discussion, and we place a lot of trust in our employees.
Of course, employees have protected labour rights, but we take the security of our information very seriously.