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Government orders Google not to restrict employees’ free speechND

Annie Palmer, CNBC, Thursday 12th September, 2019

Google has been told by the National Labor Relations Board that it is within employees’ rights to openly debate political and workplace issues. This decision comes after a controversial community guideline sent by CEO Sundar Pichai in August ruled against such discussions in Google’s offices and online forums. In a series of employee complaints taken to federal regulators, an agreement was reached on a proposed settlement. A Google spokesperson said in a statement: “Under that settlement, we have agreed to post a notice to our employees reminding them of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. There is absolutely no mention of political activity in the proposed settlement, and the updates we made to our Community Guidelines are completely unrelated and unaffected.”

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