I can imagine the feeling when I employ someone, pay him money and then gets sued by him. I would only take it if it is for a just cause. Ladies and Gentlemen of TechProducts, this same scenario has just happened to our big daddy G. – Google. According to reports, one of Google’s employee has sued them for being ‘too secretive’.
I would agree with the fact that they are actually ‘too secretive’ as you don’t have a company like Google, Samsung, apple, Facebook and just share internal informations like you’re father Christmas. If anyone is in their position, they would surely do the exact same thing.
According to the report available to us online, there are claims that Google warns employees not to communicate their concerns (even with Google’s attorneys) about potential illegal activity within the company in text format. There is also have a law that prohibits employees from writing a novel about their experience in the Silicon Valley, until Google approves the draft.
Well, according to google, these policies are said to be intended to control their former and current employees, limit competition, infringe on constitutional rights and block the reporting of misconduct.
According to Google’s spokesperson when speaking to marshable, he said, “We will defend this suit vigorously because it’s baseless. We’re very committed to an open internal culture, which means we frequently share with employees details of product launches and confidential business information. ”
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“Transparency is a huge part of our culture. Our employee confidentiality requirements are designed to protect proprietary business information, while not preventing employees from disclosing information about terms and conditions of employment, or workplace concerns.”
Now the heartbreaker here is that of dear Google is found guilty, they might pay out as much as $3.8 billion in total, with 75% of the penalty collected by the state and the rest distributed to Google’s 65,000 employees – I’m sure the employees would be really cool with this.
Also, let me quickly state that I like the fact that the employee in question sued them anonymously – he’s smart I think. Now let’s hear what you think.