Google employment practices News

AI Ethics Scholar’s Exit Adds to Google’s Employment Practices Woes

Prominent artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google’s public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology. But internally, Gebru, a leader in the field of AI ethics, was not shy …

Filing with National Labor Board Accuses Google of Retaliatory Firings

A complaint filed Tuesday accused Google of terminating staff in retaliation for activism about working conditions, the latest in a series of such allegations against the internet giant. The filing, which involves Google Ads staff, was filed with the National …

Google to Pay $11 Million to Settle Age Bias Employment Claims

Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. …

Google Agrees to More Changes in How It Handles Harassment, Misconduct Complaints

Google unveiled another round of policy changes to address employee concerns about misconduct at the world’s largest internet search company. Staff can now lodge complaints and concerns about harassment and other misconduct at work via a new website. During meetings …

Google Author of Diversity Memo Explores Legal Options After Firing

The Google software engineer fired for writing an internal memo critical of diversity hiring policies at the company faces an uphill battle legally challenging his termination, but he could succeed in prolonging the controversy, potentially driving the tech firm to …

Google Defends Employment Practices After U.S. Alleges Gender Pay Gap

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men. A U.S. Department of Labor official disclosed the agency’s allegations during a Friday court hearing in San Francisco. …