The allegations made about the US technology giant Google have been on the agenda of the international business world. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, one of the leading newspapers in England, Google deviated into illegal ways regarding the wages of its employees.
According to the Guardian‘s report, Google illegally paid lower wages to its temporary employees in dozens of countries in the UK, Europe and Asia. While it was learned that thousands of employees were affected, it was stated that the situation in question has been continuing since May 2019.
Media Pressure And The Legal Process
The company is required to pay equal wages to full-time employees and temporary employees doing the same job. However, it was alleged that the company tried to cover up the illegality that has been going on for more than two years instead of correcting it.
According to the report of the Guardian, which offers access to internal correspondence, Google, which is fearful of public criticism and legal proceedings, emphasized the departments’ rising costs as the Coronavirus outbreak unfolded.
Return To The Office Postponed To 2020
While many businesses adopted the remote working method during the Coronavirus outbreak, preparations for the return began with vaccination. However, the new variants that emerged delayed the return. Google is one of the companies that decided to postpone. Announcing that it would return to the offices gradually, the company postponed the return date from September to the beginning of 2022.