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Employee fired by Google for leaking salary hike plan

One of the Google employee got fired for leaking its plans to give a 10 per cent salary hike to all 23,000 of its employees across the world next year.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt had written an email to employees on Tuesday about the salary hike plan, which was leaked to the media by an employee.

Within hours, Google notified its staff that it had terminated the leaker, according to website CNN

According to the report on the website, a Google spokesman declined to comment on the issue, or on the memo.

When asked about the issue, Google India's spokesman said, "While we don't typically comment on internal matters, we do believe that competitive compensation plans are important to the future of the company."

This an effort by Google to stop the talented software engineers to migrate to its competitors. About 10 % of present Facebook's employees were Google employees.

- PTI Inputs

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