A British Google executive who tried to sue bosses after he was fired for inviting two female colleagues to his hotel room to ‘blindfold them’ has had his case thrown out at an employment tribunal.
Robin Frewer, in his 50s, sought an unfair dismissal claim accusing the billion-dollar company of sacking him before he could ‘blow the whistle’ over bad practices – while claiming a string of sexually inappropriate comments he made were simply a result of his ‘old fashioned sense of humour’.
The senior executive, who rose to become Commercial Director at Google’s London-based travel business until he was fired in 2020, accused the internet giant of rigging its search engine to benefit Booking.com and Expedia.
In evidence presented to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), Mr Frewer claimed Google acted to ensure ‘its two main clients received a disproportionate number of hits when people searched for information about holidays’.
He also claimed bosses wanted him gone over his mental…