Online memo by Google employee alleging discrimination against pregnant women goes viral

Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai & Jason Koebler, VICE, Published on: 13 August 2019

"Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo", 5 August 2019

A memo written by a Google employee that accuses the company of discriminating and retaliating against her for being pregnant has been seen by more than 10,000 employees at the internet giant...

...the woman posted the memo, titled "I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why," to an internal company message board for expecting and new mothers. The memo was reposted to other internal message boards and has since gone viral...

 ...In the memo...the woman says that her manager made discriminatory remarks about pregnant women. She says she reported the manager to human resources, which she alleges spurred retaliation..."...I endured months of angry chats and emails, vetoed projects, her ignoring me during in-person encounters, and public shaming.”...

...When reached for comment, a Google spokesperson declined to answer Motherboard’s questions. Instead, the spokesperson sent this statement: “We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy. To make sure that no complaint raised goes unheard at Google, we give employees multiple channels to report concerns, including anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation,”...

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet)