Google Worker Can Compel Discovery In Confidentiality Row

Law360, San Francisco (May 19, 2017, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco judge said Friday he would allow limited discovery to figure out whether the National Labor Relations Act covers the claims in a putative class action alleging Google’s confidentiality policies flout whistleblower and First Amendment rights, and if that means the case must be enforced federally.

The suit, launched by an anonymous Google product manager in December, alleges the tech giant has adopted illegal confidentiality policies that prevent its 65,000 employees from reporting wrongdoing and discussing wages and working conditions, in violation of Private...
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