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Google Curbs Forced Arbitration After Protest on Harassment

  • Company revamps the way it handles claims of sexual misdeeds
  • Last week, thousands of Google employees walked out of offices
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Why Google Is Changing Its Sexual Harassment Policy
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Google changed some policies on sexual misconduct after thousands of employees walked out of their offices 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 also pledged to provide more information to staff about such investigations and the outcomes, and expand mandatory training on the issue, addressing some of the issues workers asked for in staging the walkout.