The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened an investigation into a former Google employee’s pregnancy discrimination case, CNBC reports.
Chelsey Glasson worked as a former user experience researcher with Alphabet’s Google for five years. She wrote an internal memo that went viral in the summer of 2019 called “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why.”
This newest investigation adds to a growing pile.
Google is facing a number of federal probes and widespread employee dissent, reports Jennifer Elias for CNBC:
In [“I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why”], she alleged her supervisor made discriminatory remarks about pregnant women. She also claimed that the company retaliated against her with poor performance ratings and unfairly denied her a leadership position.
Glasson told CNBC in December that Google’s human resources department did not investigate her complaint until after she hired an attorney, adding that she was never interviewed by HR before Google said it did not find her claims credible. At the time, Google didn’t respond to requests for comment. Glasson filed a complaint with the EEOC late last year with the allegations, which had more detail, including that one of the alleged supervisors was on the Google Cloud team.
The company responded to the EEOC complaint in January, saying it found no evidence of discrimination and that it didn’t make Glasson a manager due to insufficient headcount, according to materials viewed by CNBC.
The agency transferred Glasson’s case to the EEOC’s investigation division Wednesday, where the Seattle field office will take it on.
Google faces a new investigation into whether it discriminated against a pregnant employee
On Friday, Disney announced that Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice.
“They are putting us directly in harm’s way while profiting greatly. We cannot let this be considered normal.”
Cirque du Soleil just launched ‘CirqueConnect,’ where you can view shows — it’s especially great for kids stuck indoors during the pandemic shutdown. All of the company’s live shows are canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, and they are exploring financial options that include bankruptcy, reports Reuters. Las Vegas casinos and resorts, including the one […]
Paralysis by analysis. It’s the phenomenon that happens when you’re so stuck on thinking through all the ramifications of your actions that you don’t actually take action in the first place. That can happen with all this free time you’re spending stuck inside your house. With literally every home-bound option available to you, it’s easy […]
At this point, it’s every single person’s responsibility to reduce their own carbon footprint and transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. But if you consider the grim fact that the biggest culprit of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the U.S. is burning fossil fuels for electricity, things, like pivoting to metal straws and […]
Companies that don’t have their own in-house design teams (which means 99 percent of all companies these days) face lots of serious questions. Among those questions is how you keep up with all the design requirements of a 21st-century company without the personnel. It isn’t just a website or an annual product catalog anymore. It’s […]