Google and discrimination
Google surfs on their image of a nice, lefty, "progressive" bunch, but in reality, like most mega-corps, it is aggressively discriminating among its employees. Furthermore, Google claims its "Google campus" aims at promoting diversity and the such, when they fail at promoting it internally.
Here are resources about Google and discrimination:
- 1 Inside Google's Shardow Workforce - Bloomberg (July 2018)
- 2 Google sees major claims of harassment and discrimination as lawsuits proceed - The Guardian (March 2018)
- 3 Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data - The Guardian (May 2017)
- 4 Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for being too liberal - Ars Technica - 2018
- 5 Female Google engineer says she faced “frequent sexual harassment” - Ars Technica - 2018
- 6 Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: 'I was invisible' - The Guardian - August 2017
- 7 Goodbye, Google (Google was not built for me.) - a Micro-Letter - May 2018
- 8 Trials against Google for discrimination
Inside Google's Shardow Workforce - Bloomberg (July 2018)
"...The result is an invisible workforce, off the company payrolls, that does the grunt work for the Silicon Valley giants with few of the rewards. “Many of these workers don’t have a voice on the job. They don’t necessarily get the benefits that many of us think about when working at a big, glitzy tech company,” said Maria Noel Fernandez, campaign director for Silicon Valley Rising, a union-backed group based in San Jose, California that advocates on labor and housing issues. “And they’re not really part of this wealth.” "
Google sees major claims of harassment and discrimination as lawsuits proceed - The Guardian (March 2018)
Two lawsuits by female employees, alleging company underpays women and that ‘bro-culture’ enabled daily harassment, move ahead
"Attorneys in the wage case have alleged that Google “segregates” women into lower-paying positions, promotes women at slower rates and pays them less than men for similar or equal work. Google – which has continued to argue that its own analysis has found no “statistically significant” pay gap – sought to have the class action and claims of “intentional discrimination” dismissed, but a judge sided with the women in a Tuesday ruling. "
Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data - The Guardian (May 2017)
Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case
Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for being too liberal - Ars Technica - 2018
Female Google engineer says she faced “frequent sexual harassment” - Ars Technica - 2018
Woman charges that “Google was fully aware” of sexist behavior but didn’t stop it. A Google engineer says she was a frequent target of regular sexual harassment during her seven years at the company. In a lawsuit filed in March 2018, Loretta Lee (no relation) accused the Mountain View company of having a "bro-culture" that was hostile to women, and of doing too little to address the problem.
Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: 'I was invisible' - The Guardian - August 2017
As Google reels from the fallout over a controversial diversity memo, multiple women say they faced regular discrimination and ultimately left
"More women have since come forward with stories of sexism at Google, and now, people of color are sharing accounts of racial discrimination at the corporation, which has a predominantly white and male workforce, much like the rest of Silicon Valley.
Despite Google’s notoriously strict confidentiality policies, which some say are used to intimidate and silence critics, several former and current employees spoke in interviews about the ways in which they believe minorities, particularly women of color, are denied opportunities and equal pay. They described a culture that tolerates racism and sexism, where white male managers frequently support and promote employees who look like themselves."
Goodbye, Google (Google was not built for me.) - a Micro-Letter - May 2018
"I will remember a company that never wanted me, that never had my back. A company that let men harass me, stood back and said, "not my problem". A company whose equity pushes are all talk. A company with internal logos like the RIOT logo - a rip-off of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements. A company who will always put convenience and cash over employee safety. A company full of white and Asian men who, in fact, know everything."