Google revamps policy on sex harassment

Google revamps policy on sex harassment
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On Thursday Google told that it would end the practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault, later when more than 20,000 employees protested how this search giant handles cases of sexual misconduct

San Francisco: On Thursday Google told that it would end the practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault, later when more than 20,000 employees protested how this search giant handles cases of sexual misconduct.

The protest came after it was revealed that Google had given a $90 million exit package to a senior executive even after it was known that he was accused of sexual harassment.

Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, wrote in an email to staff, “As CEO, I take this responsibility very seriously and I’m committed to making the changes we need to improve,”. “We will make arbitration optional for individual sexual harassment and sexual assault claims.”

Google will revamp its reporting process for harassment, offering more transparency to staff about incidents reported to it, and dock employees in their performance reviews if they do not complete sexual harassment training, Pichai told.

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