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posted by martyb on Thursday December 02 2021, @12:10PM   Printer-friendly
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Lawsuit: Google employees were fired for upholding “Don’t be evil” code:

Three former Google software engineers who sued the company yesterday claim they were fired for following Google's famous "Don't be evil" mantra.

"Google terminated each plaintiffs' employment with it for adhering to the directive 'Don't be evil' and calling out activity by Google that they each believed betrayed that directive," according to the complaint filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court by Rebecca Rivers, Sophie Waldman, and Paul Duke. The ex-employees say Google falsely blamed them for a data leak after they circulated an internal petition.

The lawsuit notes that the Google Code of Conduct "that each full-time Google employee is required to sign as a condition of employment" specifically instructs them not to be evil. The ex-employees say they tried to uphold the "Don't be evil" policy in August 2019 by circulating a petition "requesting that Google affirm that it would not collaborate with CBP [US Customs and Border Protection] or ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] with respect to enforcement of the Trump border control policies."

"[E]ach plaintiff protested Google's engagement in supporting BCP policies that resulted in separation of families and 'caging' of immigrants who were seeking asylum in the United States," the complaint said.

Google's firings of Rivers, Waldman, and Duke are also part of an ongoing case in which the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Google.

(2018-10-13) Google Leak: The Good Censor
(2018-09-14) "Senior Google Scientist" Resigns over Chinese Search Engine Censorship Project
(2018-05-19) "Don't be Evil" Disappearing From Google's Code of Conduct

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  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02 2021, @07:15PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02 2021, @07:15PM (#1201598)

    Providing political support to non-White invaders is racial treason and therefore treason under legitimate US law as the USA was founded by and for Whites. Non-whites have no business being here. The Jews that brought the African slaves over and have worked ever since to bring in more non-Whites and change our laws should be forced to pay for repatriation right before they are forced to go home themselves.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02 2021, @08:35PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02 2021, @08:35PM (#1201620)

    I shouldn't feed the trolls but, boy, Yankland is fucked if you actually believe that doggerel.

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 03 2021, @12:51AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 03 2021, @12:51AM (#1201695)

      We're busy testing out whether the country as a while actually believes in freedom, or if we'll continue allowing racist dirtbags to get away with murder. Not looking good, lots of conservatives truly have no idea they support satan's spawn.