Google viral memo apparently declares discrimination versus pregnant females

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A memo composed by a Google worker, which declares she was targeted with discrimination and retaliation throughout her pregnancy, has actually gone viral within the business, according to a report Monday by Motherboard. 

The 2,300-word memo, entitled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” was published on internal message boards at the business and seen by more than 10,000 individuals, Motherboard stated. 

The file, which was published by Motherboard with the author’s name edited, states the author’s supervisor had actually made improper remarks about pregnant females in the past. When the author — who was likewise a supervisor — reported her own supervisor to personnels, she apparently experienced retaliation. When the author was preparing yourself to go on maternity leave herself, she states her manager stated she would not be ensured her supervisory function when she returned. 

“I’m sharing this statement because I hope it informs needed change in how Google handles discrimination, harassment and retaliation,” the memo checks out. “Also, if anything similar has happened to you, know that you’re not alone.”

Google on Monday didn’t attend to the memo, however stated it does not excuse retaliation. 

“We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy,” a Google spokesperson stated in a declaration. “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.”

Google has actually dealt with claims of retaliation in the past. In November, Google staff members held a enormous walkout over the business’s handling of unwanted sexual advances claims targeted at 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 last month. 

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