WTF – Google Has Internal “Spying Program”
A product manager at Google filed a lawsuit against the company. The manager sued the company over its internal confidentiality policies, saying they breach California labor laws.
Actually, employees are warned not to share any complaints about any illegal activity that might be happening at Google. Even worse, the employees are not allowed to discuss their office work, salaries, etc. with any outsiders. Moreover, the Google has a special website where employees can report each other.
John Doe (in the paperwork) has now taken his legal fight beyond a mere complaint filed a lawsuit under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, this act allows employees to sue on behalf of fellow employees.
However, a spokesperson called the lawsuit “baseless”. An email sent to Mashable by the Google which says, “We will defend this suit vigorously because it’s baseless. We’re very committed to an open internal culture. That means we frequently share with employees details of product launches and confidential business information. Transparency is a huge part of our culture.”
However, the Google could potentially have to pay close to $3.8 billion in damages if the court determines the company guilty on all 12 counts of violations of labor laws in California.
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