‘Thanksgiving Four’ Say Google Is Punishing Them

Google has fired four employees in what activists within the company describe as an attempt to “crush” workers’ attempts to organise

The people, who have been dubbed the “Thanksgiving Four”, had their contracts terminated on Monday.

Staff were told via an internal memo that the firings were related to data security and employee safety.

But those who lost their jobs have said they were being punished for “speaking out”.

The sackings followed a demonstration at Google’s San Francisco office on Friday, attended by more than 200 Google employees. Two of the four fired employees, Rebecca Rivers and Laurence Berland, spoke at the protest.

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