Three former Google employees have sued the company,
alleging that Google’s motto “Don’t be evil” amounts to a
contractual obligation that the tech giant has violated. At the
time the company hired the three software engineers, Rebecca
Rivers, Sophie Waldman and Paul Duke, they signed conduct rules
that included a “Don’t be evil” provision, according to the suit.
The trio say they thought they were behaving in accordance with
that principle when they organized Google employees against
controversial projects, such as work for U.S. Customs and Border
Protection during the Trump administration. The workers
circulated a petition calling on Google to publicly commit
to not working with CBP.
This feels like a publicity stunt, not the grounds for a serious lawsuit.