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To: Sundar Pichai, Google CEO

Hey Google: Stop Retaliation and Scare Tactics Against Workers

What has happened to many Googlers recently can happen to any of us.

Google is blatantly and illegally using its power to retaliate against those who speak out about unethical projects and workplace issues like discrimination and harassment. And in many instances it’s using its sham of an HR investigation process to hide its activities and harass whistleblowers.

Here are stories of Google contingent and full-time employees who have recently been retaliated against:

[1] Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker were pushed out of Google for organizing the Women's March in response to unchecked sexual harassment by Google executives: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/claire-stapleton-and-meredith-whittaker-google-walkouts-htzi/

[2] The Thanksgiving Four were fired under false claims for protesting unethical projects at Google: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50554931

[3] Chelsey Glasson witnessed and experienced pregnancy discrimination, and was retaliated against for reporting the discrimination: https://www.fastcompany.com/90414895/exclusive-i-left-google-because-of-pregnancy-discrimination

[4] Henry Ramirez & Jorge Nelson, two contingent workers in Google UK, were terminated for protesting poor working conditions: https://caiwu.org.uk/wp/google/

[5] Other stories can be found here: https://medium.com/@GoogleWalkout/retaliation-at-google-3df5674bc725

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SHOW GOOGLE THAT YOU STAND WITH THE WORKERS ABOVE WHO HAVE BEEN RETALIATED AGAINST AND THAT SUCH BEHAVIOR WON’T BE TOLERATED.

Why is this important?

If Google can't be trusted to support workers who speak out against illegal and unethical activities at the company, how can it be trusted to hold the world's information in a responsible, unbiased, and ethical way?

Illegal retaliation also hurts us all in promoting homogeneous workplaces, which stifles workplace inclusivity and diversity.


Reasons for signing

  • I hate evil
  • I signed because it is important to allow people to keep their employers honest.
  • workers should be able to work in an environment that is unstressful.

Updates

2019-12-19 14:35:21 -0500

100 signatures reached

2019-12-18 12:18:04 -0500

50 signatures reached

2019-12-13 18:16:48 -0500

25 signatures reached

2019-12-10 19:53:28 -0500

10 signatures reached