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Google Settles Claims Related to Workplace Confidentiality Policy

December 6, 2023


Google recently settled a 2016 lawsuit alleging that it used illegal practices to stop employees from complaining about the workplace. The lawsuit claimed the company’s confidentiality policies were unlawful.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant has about 187,000 workers. It did not respond to a request for comment. We’ve gathered a group of articles on the news from SHRM Online and other trusted sources.

Corporate Confidentiality Policy

The case stemmed from the termination of a worker at Google-owned Nest, who was fired for posting complaints about the company’s management on Facebook. In terminating the employee, Google said the person had violated the company’s data classification guidelines that prohibited staff from divulging confidential information.

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