Company officials wrote in a memo — without confirming the employees’ names — that the four were “searching for, accessing, and distributing business information outside the scope of their jobs.”
But the four workers — Laurence Berland, Sophie Waldman, Rebecca Rivers and Paul Duke — say they believe they did not violate company policies and claim that Google is using the alleged violations as an excuse to terminate them for labor activity.
“This is an expression of Google’s management power,” Duke said. “They are scared of worker power.”
Google disputes that they fired the employees for organizing activity.
“No one has been dismissed for raising concerns or debating the company’s activities,” the company said in a statement.
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