Entitled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” the memo has reportedly been seen by over 10,000 employees at the tech giant. Google employees have posted memes in support of the author on an internal message board, Motherboard reports.
The memo’s author alleges that she suffered retaliation and discrimination while she was pregnant, according to Motherboard. “I reported on several occasions my manager’s ongoing retaliation and how it was impacting my health,” she writes.
Motherboard has published the text of the memo with the author’s name and other identifying details redacted. The news site says that it has verified the authenticity of the memo. However, Motherboard has not been able to verify the allegations made in the memo.
The memo’s author declined to comment to Motherboard.
“We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy,” said a Google spokeswoman, in a statement emailed to Fox News. “To make sure that no complaint raised goes unheard at Google, we give employees multiple channels to report concerns, including anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation.”
Earlier this year two Google employees who helped organize the mass global walkout that took 20,000 workers away from their desks also alleged retaliation from the tech giant. The November 2018 walkout was prompted by the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm’s response to claims of sexual harassment.
Claire Stapleton, one of the walkout’s lead organizers, subsequently resigned after alleging that she was retaliated against. Google denied the allegations.
Fox News’ Christopher Carbone contributed to this article.
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