Google is going through pushback from a few of its 12,000 laid-off workers. CNBC has realized that over 100 ex-staffers have fashioned a “Laid off on Depart” group asking Google to pay for the total leaves they have been authorised to take earlier than the January twentieth layoff announcement, together with parental, medical and caregiver depart. Whereas the corporate mentioned in early 2022 that it was extending all parental depart to 18 weeks for full-time employees (24 weeks for delivery mother and father), it informed terminated workers that they’d get 16 weeks of severance pay plus two weeks for each added 12 months of employment, with paid day without work included.

The group members say the method has not solely impacted their parenting plans (together with those that had lately given delivery), however has additionally disrupted healthcare. Some former staff inform CNBC they misplaced entry to Google’s in-house medical care the day they obtained their layoff notices, denying them entry to ongoing in-person therapy. Google has provided digital physician’s appointments, however has in any other case requested affected individuals to seek out options.

In an announcement to Engadget, Google repeated its 16-week severance pay plan and famous that outgoing workers could be eligible for normal wage and shares for his or her “60+ day” discover window. Google claims its lodging for individuals on depart evaluate “favorably” with these of different corporations.

The affected persons are demanding that CEO Sundar Pichai and different administration shortly make clear the depart coverage. Google is poised to finalize severance phrases as quickly as March thirty first.

Google is much from alone in creating potential points for staff laid off whereas on depart. Quite a few tech giants have introduced mass layoffs previously a number of months as they grapple with a tricky financial system. Nevertheless, the uproar at Google highlights one of many issues these corporations face: they beforehand promised intensive advantages to draw would-be hires, however now need to rethink these perks as they minimize prices.

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