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OffbeatGoogle changes sex-misconduct policy after walkouts

00:55  09 november  2018
00:55  09 november  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women Google engineers and other company workers around the world have walked off the job to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Employees staged walkouts at offices from Tokyo to Singapore to London. In Dublin, organizers used megaphones to address the crowd of men and women to express their support for victims of sexual harassment.

Google walkouts across the world. The Walkout for Real Change protest comes a week after it “Employees have raised constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies and our Workers leave Google ’s Mountain View main quad on Thursday after some employees walked off the job.

The Google protest, billed " Walkout For Real Change ," is unfolding a week after a New York Times story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct about the creator of Google 's Android software, Andy Rubin. The report said Rubin received a million severance package in 2014 even though Google

A week after Google workers around the globe walked off their jobs to protest reportedly lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct, the internet giant is promising change.

Google on Thursday vowed to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual harassment cases, with CEO Sundar Pichai spelling out the concessions in an email Thursday to Google employees. "It's clear we need to make some changes," Pichai stated in his emailed memo.

Google employees to walk out to protest treatment of women

Google employees to walk out to protest treatment of women Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers are expected to walk off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. The San Francisco office is one of the offices that the walkout will take place.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Getty. Google staff members around the world began staging walkouts at 11 a.m. in their respective time zones on Thursday in protest of sexual misconduct . Campaigners predict that thousands of employees will take part after last week's explosive New York Times report.

Google employees are planning a walkout to protest the company's handling of executives that were accused of sexual misconduct . Meredith Whittaker, the lead of Google 's Open Research group, tweeted on Tuesday that "the Google Walkout is real and deeply inspiring." Plans for the walkout

The company said it will no longer require mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations and will provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports.

On Nov. 1, more than 20,000 Google workers abandoned their cubicles to protest past cases of alleged sexual harassment, following a New York Times report that detailed how the company protected and gave big payouts to male executives accused of misconduct.

Google changes sex-misconduct policy after walkouts© Mason Trinca / Getty Images Google employees walk off the job to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct claims, on November 1, 2018, in Mountain View, California. The reforms are the latest fallout from a broader backlash against men's exploitation of their female subordinates. The movement has spawned the "Me Too" hashtag as a sign of unity and a call for change.

Google employees plan walkout over handling of sexual misconduct

Google employees plan walkout over handling of sexual misconduct "Hundreds of people are demanding structural change, not just inclusive sounding PR."

After -Hours. Market Movers. The demonstrations follow an outcry over a New York Times investigation that detailed years of sexual harassment allegations, multimillion-dollar severance packages for accused executives, and a lack of transparency over the cases.

As promised, Google employees stage walkout in response to sexual misconduct allegations. The organizers behind the walkouts called for five concrete changes to Google ’s company policy . The walkouts are in direct response to a report which detailed sexual harassment allegations against

Protest organizers said Google publicly champions diversity and inclusion but doesn't do enough to put words into action.

In an unsigned statement from organizers, protesters called for an end to forced arbitration in harassment and discrimination cases, a practice that requires employees to give up their right to sue and often includes confidentiality agreements.

They also want Google to commit to ending pay inequity, issue a report on sexual harassment inside the company, and adopt a clearer process for reporting complaints.

According to Google Walkout for Real Change, the protesters' goals included several policy changes at the tech firm, including "a publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report" and "a commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity." Another request is to have an employee representative on Google's board.

The protest came a week after a New York Times story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct about creator of its Android software, Andy Rubin. The report said Rubin received a $90 million severance package in 2014 even though Google concluded the sexual misconduct allegations against him were credible.

Rubin derided the Times story article as inaccurate and denied the allegations in a tweet.

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