Google Fires Employee Who Leaked Email About Raises, Bonuses

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Google (GOOG) has cut its ties with an employee who leaked an office email about the Internet giant's 10% pay hike plans, according to a CNNMoney report. The hatchet reportedly came down within hours after the memo was distributed to CNNMoney and Business Insider, who reported the story. Google then informed its workers that the leaker had been fired, according to CNNMoney.

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No doubt, Google's quick action against the employee was designed to have a chilling effect on any other employees considering leaking internal company memos -- and it sure put a damper on the earlier warm and fuzzy 10%-pay-raise email blast.

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