(Reuters) – A group of former Google employees sued the Alphabet Inc. unit on Monday, alleging that they violated their employment contract by disrespecting its famous motto "was not evil."
In the lawsuit filed In California's state court in Santa Clara County, former Google employees Rebecca Rivers, Sophie Waldman and Paul Duke claimed they were fired two years ago for fulfilling their contractual obligation to declare if they saw Google violate their "where" not bad. " Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has previously said employees violated data security policies.
Their dismissals have also led to an ongoing lawsuit from the National Labor Relations Board over whether the company is committed. in unfair methods to stop growing workers' organization. Scientific engineers and others working in technology companies in recent years have sought greater influence over policies and projects. The management has pushed back and tried to maintain control.
The three former Google software engineers had expressed concern at City Hall and other Google forums about the company potentially selling cloud technology to U.S. immigration officials, who at the time were pursuing internment tactics that were considered inhumane. of rights activists, including separating immigrant children from their families.
The workers considered the potential immigration work "evil" according to Google's policy, which requires "acting honestly and treating each other with respect" and engaging in "the highest possible standard for ethical business conduct ", according to the lawsuit. The company's code of conduct states that workers who believe the company is not fulfilling its commitment should not remain silent, the lawsuit said.
The workers are demanding an unspecified amount of damages. it was published in 2004.