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Google updates sexual harassment policies following protest

Google updates sexual harassment policies following protest

- Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

Google on Thursday said it's making changes to the way it handles sexual harassment cases, including greater transparency, new reporting channels, and making arbitration optional for individual harassment and assault claims.

Google will provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports available to all employees.

"We will enhance the processes we use to handle concerns, including the ability for Googlers to be accompanied by a support person", Pichai said.

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And next year, all employees will be required to complete sexual harassment training annually.

"But the issues that contributed to the walkout at Google - the company's controversial work with the Pentagon on artificial intelligence, its apparent willingness to build a censored search engine for China, and above all its handling of sexual harassment accusations against senior managers - proved too large for any one worker to confront alone, even if that worker made mid-six figures", he continued.

However, the Tech Workers Coalition, which launched a retaliation hotline for Google employees who participated in last week's protest, says that the new policies don't do enough to protect those temp, vendor and contract workers (TVCs), the report said.

Going forward, all leaders at the company - Directors, VPs and SVPs - will be expected to create teams, events, offsites and environments in which excessive alcohol consumption is strongly discouraged.

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The company also promised to "recommit" to improving workplace diversity through hiring, retention, and career advancement'.

According to the New York Times report, Google gave the creator of Android mobile software, Andrew Rubin, a "hero's farewell" when he left the company in October 2014, praising him and giving him a $90 million (€78 million) exit package. They had also called on Alphabet to add an employee to its board and share gender-related pay data, neither of which Pichai addressed. But one of the most common factors among the harassment complaints made today at Google is that the perpetrator had been drinking (~20% of cases).

The walkout organizers say that they're frustrated by Pichai's failure to address key elements of their complaint - for example, widespread pay discrimination.

If bosses do not clamp down on drinking within their teams, "more onerous action will be imposed", the Google chief warned.

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Last week, a Google workers' group, reminiscent of a fledgling union, also demanded an end to forced arbitration - a request the company has agreed to.


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