Need to Change Harassment Policy: Google Bows to Employee Pressure

In Mountain View Dublin New York and more Google employees walked out to protest the way Google handles sexual misconduct allegations

San Francisco: Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week.

Among the new policies, one makes arbitration optional for individual sexual harassment and sexual assault claims.

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

The company is also stepping up its training aimed at preventing misconduct, requiring all employees to go through the process annually instead of every other year. The report further added that Google in the past also had protected many of its employees who were accused of sexual misconduct by other employees.

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A section of an internal "Investigations Report" will focus on sexual harassment to show numbers of substantiated concerns as well as trends and disciplinary actions, according to the California-based company. But news surfaced in August that the company has been testing a censored version of its Google search product in an attempt to return to China, which is home to 772 million internet users, the biggest online community in the world.

Employees who organised last week's demonstrations estimated that 20,000 workers participated across Alphabet offices in five continents.

With private arbitration, even if the company fires the employee (and that doesn't always happen), a new employer has no easy way to know about the underlying incident, freeing the employee to continue engaging in the same behavior at the new company.

Google has also asked team leaders to check on the alcohol consumption at company events. "This is an area where we need to continually make progress and are committed to doing so".

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It followed a series of revelations about sexual harassment and misconduct at the company, including a $90m payout to Android inventor Andy Rubin after he had left Google, despite what the firm considered a credible claim of sexual misconduct against him - a claim he denies.

The organizers behind the Google walkouts published a list of actionable demands, including ending forced arbitration for harassment and discrimination and a "commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity".

"We will impose more onerous actions if problems persist", Google said.

Most notably, it did not comment on calls for Google's board to have an employee representative, and for the company's chief diversity officer to report directly to the chief executive.

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"They all have the same root cause, which is a concentration of power and a lack of accountability at the top", organiser and Google employee Stephanie Parker said in a press release.

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