BOMBSHELL: 45 Google Employees Expose Company’s Sexism, Harassment, and Retaliation
A bombshell document written by 45 Google employees claims that Google has severely mistreated them in various ways ranging from harassment, retaliation, sexism, and more.
The document which was compiled by Google employees who recently lead protests at the company shows 45 separate accounts collected back in April of 2019.
Meredith, who is one employee at Google said the following:
“Just after Google announced that it would disband its AI ethics council, I was informed my role would be changed dramatically. I’m told that to remain at the company I will have to abandon my work on AI ethics and the AI Now Institute, which I cofounded, and which has been doing rigorous and recognized work on these topics. I have worked on issues of AI ethics and bias for years, and am one of the people who helped shape the field looking at these problems. I have also taken risks to push for a more ethical Google, even when this is less profitable or convenient.”
The account of Claire ended up with a lawyer getting involved:
“After five years as a high performer in YouTube Marketing (and almost twelve at Google), two months after the Walkout, I was told that I would be demoted, that I’d lose half my reports, and that a project that was approved was no longer on the table. I escalated to HR and to my VP, which made things significantly worse. My manager started ignoring me, my work was given to other people, and I was told to go on medical leave, even though I’m not sick. Only after I hired a lawyer and had her contact Google did management conduct an investigation and walked back my demotion, at least on paper. While my work has been restored, the environment remains hostile and I consider quitting nearly every day.”
You can read the document in it’s entirety here.