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Google agrees to $27 mn settlement with employees over unfair labour practices

Google agrees to $27 mn settlement with employees over unfair labour practices

San Francisco: Google, the tech giant, and its employees, who accused the company of unfair labour practises, struck a $27 million settlement, according to media reports.

This is a record for the largest agreement of its sort, according to a Semafor analysis that examined state court records in California.

The Google case was filed under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, IANS reported.

“The 2016 lawsuit was among the first glimpses of employee activism that swept through the tech industry over the past seven years,” the report said late on Friday.

Most of the settlement, which is still subject to court approval, will go to the state, with around 100,000 Google employees getting around $20 to $70 each, depending on how long they’ve worked at the company.

“The purpose of the Act is to punish the companies, rather than compensate employees, the report said.

“While we strongly believe in the legitimacy of our policies, after nearly eight years of litigation, Google decided that resolution of the matter, without any admission of wrongdoing, is in the best interest of everyone,” a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying.

The lawsuit was filed after the termination of a worker at Google-owned Nest, who was fired for posting complaints about the company’s management on Facebook.

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