Google seems to have landed itself in a bit of a trouble this time. The search giant, as per a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has been accused of spying on its employees. As per the complaint, two employees named Laurence Berland and Kathryn Spiers, who were fired back in 2019 in connection with employee activism, were being spied on by Google.
As reported by multiple publications, Berland was working with IRI Consultants, a firm known for its anti-union efforts, against Google. He was let go when Google found out that he was reviewing other employees’ calendars. Now, as per NLRB, Google’s policy against the workers looking at others’ calendars is unlawful. Although several employers were fired for the protest, NLRB found the termination of Berland and Spiers as a violation of labor laws.