khaskhabar.com : Saturday, 02 December 2023 10:41 AM
San Francisco. Tech giant Google has reached a $27 million settlement with employees who accused them of unfair labor practices.
According to a report by Semaphore, which looked at California state court documents, this is a record for the largest agreement of its kind.
The Google case was filed under California’s Private Attorneys General Act.
“The 2016 lawsuit was one of the first glimpses of employee activism that has hit the tech industry in seven years,” the report said late Friday.
Most of the money under the settlement, which is still subject to court approval, will go to the state, with about 100,000 Google employees getting about $20 to $70 each, depending on how long they have worked at the company. Have done.
“The purpose of the Act is to punish companies rather than compensate employees,” the report said.
A Google spokesperson was quoted as saying, “While we strongly believe in the validity of our policies, after nearly eight years of litigation Google has decided that resolving the matter without admitting any wrongdoing is in the best interest of all.” Is in interest.”
The lawsuit was filed following the dismissal of an employee at Google-owned Nest who was fired for posting complaints about the company’s management on Facebook.
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