Google and a Google contractor broke federal law by forbidding workers from discussing their wages with each other, a newly formed union claimed in its first complaint to the National Labor Relations Board.
Adecco Group, the contractor, also suspended a worker for complaining about the claimed prohibition, the complaint filed Thursday alleged. The National Labor Relations Act protects the right of workers to discuss pay.
Google and Adecco did not immediately answer questions about the complaint, which identifies them together as the workers’ employer.
The Alphabet Workers Union, named for Google’s parent firm, claims in its complaint that at