Google Advised Mental Health Leave to Employees Who Called Out Racism at Work

KQED's Forum

Mar 9 2021 • 35 mins

Google’s HR department advised employees who filed complaints about racial discrimination to get counseling or take medical leave -- suggestions irrelevant to their complaints, according to a news report from NBC News. Google drew backlash for what some workers consider a toxic and racist company culture because of events such as the firing of Timnit Gebru, April Curley and others who pushed for greater social equity within Google. We talk about how Google has responded to internal complaints of discrimination and what’s happening within its company culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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