• Google sexual-misconduct protesters notch victory, but it's not complete

    3 days ago - By Stl Today

    Google released a new policy Thursday ending forced arbitration in cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault, satisfying a key demand of protesters angry over its response to sexual misconduct in the workplace. But the company did not agree to...
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  • One of Google's new sexual harassment policies could be the key to changing all of Silicon Valley's bro culture

    One of Google's new sexual harassment policies could be the key to changing all of Silicon Valley's bro culture

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    After a boatload of drama at Google over how the company has handled sexual harassment and misconduct, CEO Sundar Pichai announced new policies.
    Google is joining a wave of companies that will no longer force its employees making sexual harassment claims into private arbitration.
    This is a hopeful sign that Silicon Valley's much publicized bro culture could be truly changing.
    There's been another round of employee drama at Google these past few weeks. After The New York times published an explosive story on how the company previously protected one of its star engineers, Andy Rubin, amid a...
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  • After walkouts, Google agrees to step up its transparency, harassment policies

    After walkouts, Google agrees to step up its transparency, harassment policies

    3 days ago - By Washington Post

    The company said that it will commit to building a safer workplace, which includes ending forced arbitration and increasing its transparency on reported incidents of sexual misconduct.
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  • After walkouts, Google agrees to step up its transparency, harassment policies

    3 days ago - By Washington Post

    The company says it's committing to building a safer workplace, which includes ending forced arbitration and increasing its transparency on reported incidents of sexual misconduct.
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  • After walkout, Google will stop forcing sexual harassment victims into secret arbitration

    3 days ago - By Fast Company

    Google committed to overhauling its process for responding to employees' most sensitive cases.
    In an email to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Google will now give employees with sexual harassment claims the option to privately arbitrate or file a lawsuit. The change in policy comes a week after 20,000 employees staged a walkout protesting Google's handling of sexual misconduct cases.
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  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai says his family TV is 'not easily accessible' and requires 'activation energy' to watch

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai says his family TV is 'not easily accessible' and requires 'activation energy' to watch

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently sat down for an interview with the New York Times as part of the publication's series of conversations with top executives about leadership.
    Pichai told the Times that he tries to limit his kids' screen time at home. The TV in his home isn't easily accessible and requires "activation energy" to watch, the CEO said.
    Pichai's comments are echoed by many tech executives, like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who have revealed in the past that they're strict about how much access they let their kids have to technology.
    When Google CEO Sundar Pichai goes home on the...
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  • Google hears protesters, changes sexual harassment policies

    4 days ago - By Reuters

    Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would make changes to how it handles sexual harassment claims, a week after thousands of its employees around the world walked off their jobs to protest its response to such issues.
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  • Google, After Employee Protest, Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy

    4 days ago - By NY Times

    A week after 20,000 employees around the globe staged a walkout over the handling of sexual harassment and assault cases, Google said it was altering some of its policies.
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  • Google Changes Policies on Sexual Misconduct After Staff Walkout

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    Google changed some policies on sexual misconduct after thousands of employees walked out on the job last week to protest big payouts for executives accused of harassment and other misbehavior.
    The Alphabet Inc. unit is making arbitration optional for individual sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. It pledged to provide more information to staff about such investigations and the outcomes, and expand mandatory training on the issue.
    “Going forward, we will provide more transparency on how we handle concerns. We'll give better support and care to the people who raise them. And we...
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  • Here's the memo Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees on the changes to its sexual-harassment policy after the walkout

    Here's the memo Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees on the changes to its sexual-harassment policy after the walkout

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google on Thursday announced it would end forced arbitration in cases of sexual assault and harassment.
    The change was announced in an emailed memo to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai.
    Read the memo in full below:
    Hi everyone,
    At Google we try hard to build a workplace that supports our employees and empowers them to do their best work. As CEO, I take this responsibility very seriously and I'm committed to making the changes we need to improve. Over the past few weeks Google's leaders and I have heard your feedback and have been moved by the stories you've shared.
    We recognize that we have...
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