Google under examination for supposed discrimination versus pregnant staff member, report states


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A federal company is supposedly examining Google for apparently victimizing a pregnant staff member. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is entrusted with supervising office discrimination, moved a problem versus Google to its examination department on Wednesday, according to CNBC.

The event detailed in the problem includes Chelsey Glasson, who had actually operated at Google for 5 years. She composed an internal memo in August stating she was targeted with discrimination and retaliation throughout her pregnancy. That 2,300-word memo, entitled I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here Is Why, went viral within the business and was seen by more than 10,000 individuals. 

Glasson supposedly submitted her problem with the EEOC in late 2019, according to CNBC. In action, Google supposedly stated in January that no discrimination happened.

“Reporting misconduct takes courage and we want to provide care and support to people who raise concerns,” a Google spokesperson stated Wednesday. “All instances of inappropriate conduct reported to us are investigated rigorously, and over the past year we have simplified how employees can raise concerns and provided more transparency into the investigations process at Google. We work to be extremely transparent about how we handle complaints and the action we take.” 

In her memo, Glasson stated that in the previous her supervisor had actually made unsuitable remarks about pregnant ladies. When she reported her supervisor to personnels, Glasson stated she experienced retaliation. When Glasson will go on maternity leave herself, she states, her manager stated she would not be ensured her supervisory function when she returned. 

Google has actually dealt with previous accusations of retaliation. In 2018, Google staff members held a huge walkout over the business’s handling of unwanted sexual advances charges made versus essential executives. Two of the walkout organizers, Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker, stated they dealt with retaliation from management for their arranging efforts. Stapleton left the business in June and Whittaker left in July. 

The EEOC didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark.

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