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Peloton CEO must be fired immediately, activist says in scathing new letter

After a series of major execution missteps, Peloton (PTON) has a new activist investor knocking down its doors.  In a scathing new letter released on Monday, activist Blackwells Capital — which reportedly has amassed a less than 5% stake in the company — demanded Chairman, founder and CEO John Foley be immediately fired.  “Mr. Foley must be held accountable for his repeated failures to effectively lead Peloton,” Blackwells chief investment officer Jason Aintabi wrote in the letter…. Source link

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Google engineers claim they were fired for following its ‘don’t be evil’ policy

Three ex-Google employees claim that Google has a contractual obligation to abide by its well-known “don’t be evil” policy, and they are suing the company for allegedly terminating them for calling out Google’s “evil” doings, via NPR. “Don’t be evil” has been a part of Google’s Code of Conduct since the early 2000s The former workers Sophie Waldman, Rebecca Rivers, and Paul Duke were fired — in addition to a fourth employee, Laurence Berland — in November 2019 for… Source link

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You can be legally fired in most states for refusing to work Thanksgiving Day

Customers navigate through the aisles during the Black Friday sales event on Thanksgiving Day at Target in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Big-box retailers like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart closed their doors for Thanksgiving Day, giving their employees a day off before the Black Friday rush. However, in most parts of the U.S. it would be legal for these retailers to mandate employees clock in during this holiday, experts say. Thanksgiving, along with 11… Source link

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Google settles with Laurence Berland, who was allegedly fired for his workplace activism

Google reached a settlement with a fired employee who the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claims was let go from the company for his workplace activism, Bloomberg reports. The employee, Laurence Berland, was fired in 2019 allegedly for violating Google’s data security policies. He had been a vocal critic of Google’s work with the US Customs and Border Protection and was terminated amid internal organizing. The settlement was approved in July by the NLRB, though the terms… Source link

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3 major companies just fired a warning shot at stock market bulls

Despite investment banks such as Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse recently cutting their U.S. equity outlooks, one would be hard-pressed to not find bulls continuing to outnumber bears on Wall Street.  Chat up any strategist on the Street and most are apt to play down the impact of the Delta variant on the U.S. economy, while playing up the potential for companies to expand profit margins further. The bulls — and again they continue to rule the roost —are also quick to point out strong… Source link

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Canton McKinley coaches fired for making player eat pork

A high school football coach in Ohio was fired Thursday after forcing a player to eat pork as a punishment, according to the New York Times. The incident occurred after a senior on the Canton McKinley High School football team missed an optional practice. On May 24, the 17-year-old player was reportedly forced by coaches to eat an entire pepperoni pizza as punishment. The player is a Hebrew Israelite, and cannot consume pork for religious reasons.  The player was reportedly told he had to eat… Source link

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Second Google A.I. Researcher Says She Was Fired: Live Business Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Margaret Mitchell, who was one of the leaders of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, sent a tweet on Friday afternoon saying merely: “I’m fired.”Credit…Cody O’Loughlin for The New York Times Two months after the jarring departure of a well-known artificial intelligence researcher at Google, a second A.I. researcher at the company said she was fired after criticizing the way it has treated employees who were working on ways to address bias and toxicity in its… Source link

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A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her.

Two months after the jarring departure of a well-known artificial intelligence researcher at Google, a second A.I. researcher at the company said she was fired after criticizing the way it has treated employees who were working on ways to address bias and toxicity in its artificial intelligence systems. Margaret Mitchell, known as Meg, who was one of the leaders of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, sent a tweet on Friday afternoon saying merely: “I’m fired.” Google confirmed that her… Source link

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“You’re fired:” legality of terminating workers over Capitol Hill protest varies by state

Trump supporters who were fired from their jobs for participating in Wednesday’s siege on the U.S. Capitol may be asking themselves if their termination was legal. Dozens of Trump supporters were arrested after storming the Capitol to protest the election results, and Reuters reported Thursday that “internet detectives” identified some participants who were later fired by their employers. Even for those fired Trump supporters who did nothing illegal, it may still be perfectly legal for… Source link

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Chattanooga coach fired after Abrams tweet

A Chattanooga football assistant coach no longer has his job after he disparaged Stacey Abrams on social media. The school announced Thursday morning that Chris Malone had been fired after a Tuesday night tweet calling Abrams “Fat Albert” along with other insults because of the results of Georgia’s Senate elections. There is absolutely no evidence that any significant voter fraud took place in Georgia in either November or January. Abrams, a former Georgia state legislator and… Source link

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