Google sister company Verily Life Sciences has suspended employee spot bonuses for the remainder of 2020. It says it will redirect the money into diversity and inclusion programs instead.
Employees aren’t happy about it. In an internal letter sent to management, viewed by Business Insider, employees are calling on leadership to reinstate spot bonuses and subsidize diversity efforts by other means.
The decision “implies that these efforts are charity causes not worthy of their own investment,” employees wrote.
Employees told Business Insider the decision is “demotivating” at a time where they are working around the clock on Verily’s COVID-19 screening and testing efforts.
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Google sister company Verily Life Sciences has told employees it is suspending spot bonuses through 2020 and will redirect the money to diversity and inclusion programs.

Verily employees were told last week that the spot bonus money would instead be used to subsidize the company’s internal product inclusion group as well as other social justice programs including clinical trial recruitment of underrepresented populations, according to internal documents viewed by Business Insider.

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