HERE’S THE SCOOP:
- A Black Google employee said he security escorted from the campus because they didn’t believe he worked there.
- The employee said, “somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee.”
- He said that security confiscated his ID badge.
A Black Google employee had to leave the company’s campus because security didn’t believe that he worked there.
Associate product manager Angel Onuoha documented his odd experience on Twitter.
“Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee,” Onuoha tweeted. “Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge.”
Onuoha posted a follow-up tweet a couple of days later. The recent Harvard grad said, ” they ended up taking my ID badge away from me later that day and I was told to call security if I had a problem with it.”
“And that was after holding me up for 30 minutes causing me to miss my bus ride home,” he added.
A Google spokesperson made a statement to Insider.
“We learned that the employee was having issues with his badge due to an administrative error and contacted the reception team for help,” the spokesperson said. “After they were unable to resolve the issue, the security team was called to look into and help resolve the issue.”
“More broadly, one step we’ve taken recently to decrease badging incidents is to make clear that employees should leave investigating these kinds of access concerns to our security team. Our goal is to ensure that every employee experiences Google as an inclusive workplace and that we create a stronger sense of belonging for all employees.”
Recent data shows that one in four Black employees said they faced discrimination at their job within the past year.