Schimmel & Parks, APLC - Litigation
Tell Us About Your Case 818-922-8544

Workers who complained to Google claim employer retaliation

Employees in California and across the nation who are facing any workplace violations are encouraged to report it to their employer. This is a step to put a stop to the mistreatment and get the situation on the record. Still, some employers might frown upon employees who are complaining and take tacit or overt retaliatory actions. Just as sexual harassment and other illegal workplace behavior is problematic, so too is employer retaliation. People who are confronted with illegality at work in any context can benefit from having legal advice on what to do next.

A highly public attempt to shine light on the corporate culture at Google in which 20,000 workers walked out almost one year ago has resulted in many employees saying that the situation has gotten worse. A report states that workers are increasingly reluctant to report illegality at work because they were subjected to employer retaliation. A document says that 45 workers claim they were demoted, forced out or given work that is undesirable after they reported workplace issues. They say that the company is concealing and avoiding sexual harassment and other problems.

The company issued a statement saying it supports its employees and encourages them to speak out against workplace violations. The company updated sexual misconduct policies following the walkout. Employees claim that these were positive developments, but it was insufficient to adequately address the issues. Two leaders who organized the walkout subsequently left the company. This information dovetails with other reports regarding retaliation at the company.

Employers in the "me too" era are under greater scrutiny to protect workers. Unfortunately, in many instances, much of what they are doing could be construed as limited in scope and done for appearances. People who report workplace issues should be free to do so without fear of employer retaliation. When there is any kind of violation like sexual harassment, discrimination, wage violations and more, it is important for workers to report it. If they are subjected to employer retaliation, this too could be the foundation for a legal filing and a qualified employment attorney might be able to help.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Insurance
    Bad Faith Result

    $250 Million

    Recovery for policyholders victimized by insurance bad faith practices following Northridge Earthquake.

  • Recent Class
    Action Result

    $23 Million

    Judgment on behalf of a class of employees for personal injury and loss of property related to illegal working conditions.

  • Recent Insurance
    Bad Faith Result

    $4 Million

    Recovery in defense costs for insureds denied their right to independent counsel by their insurance companies.

More Case Results

"I just wanted to say thank you again for taking our case through trial. We just think you are the best." - John S.

Read More Testimonials
super lawyers | Alan I Schimmel super lawyers | Michael Parks AV preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings LACBA los angeles county bar association The state bar of california Consumer Attorneys Association of los angeles CAALA

Legal Support When You Most Need It

To learn more, or to speak with a lawyer, reach out to our firm today. You can call us at 818-922-8544 or reach us online. We're here to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response
Based in Sherman Oaks, we serve throughout the region.

Schimmel & Parks, APLC
15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Comerica Building
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: 818-922-8544
Fax: 818-464-5091
Sherman Oaks Law Office Map

Contact This Office