Google sacks employee who leaked memo about raises

11 Nov 2010

Following news that Google would handsomely increase employee salaries in a drive to retain their services, it has emerged that the employee who leaked the internal information has been let go by the corporation.

It was revealed that the search and online advertising giant would give all of its employees a 10pc salary increase for 2011 plus US$1,000 in cash, costing the company US$1bn a year for the raises, as well as a further US$20m for the cash bonuses.

Not every employee will reap the benefit of Google’s generosity, as reported last night that the employee that leaked the email has become surplus to requirements in Google.