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Google Settles With Employee Who Said He Was Fired Over Activism

  • U.S. Labor Board said five employees were wrongly terminated
  • Trial is ongoing over remaining allegations against company

Google has settled with a software engineer who the U.S. labor board alleged was fired for his workplace activism, one of five employees the government recently accused the company of terminating for exercising their legally protected rights.

The private settlement between the Alphabet Inc. unit and fired employee Laurence Berland was approved in July by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, according to agency records obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The terms weren’t disclosed. Google, which has denied wrongdoing, and Berland’s attorney, Laurie Burgess, declined to comment on the settlement.