Google of Alphabet Inc said it will change the way it deals with claims of sexual harassment a week after 20,000 of its employees around the world have left their jobs to oppose its response To protest such issues Google said that it could enforce sexual harassment and sexual assault to facilitate legal action in these matters. It also states that employees who do not complete compulsory sexual harassment training are docked in performance reviews.
"We know we have not always done everything right in the past, and we are truly sorry," said Sundar Pichai, CEO, in a note to the staff. "It's clear we need to make some changes."
Pichai's actions respond to some of the five main requests that employees had made during last week's protests. They had asked Alphabet to add an employee to the board and exchange gender-specific salary data that Pichai had not addressed.
Walkout organizers welcomed progress on sexual harassment, but said they would not give up the other questions. 19659002] "They all have the same cause, namely concentration of power and lack of accountability at the top," organizer and Google employee Stephanie Parker said in a press release.
"We demand a genuinely just culture," Parker said.
Google said its Chief Diversity Officer would continue to hold monthly discussions with Pichai on diversity and equity issues, and the company also said that it was its harassment, discrimination
Employees who organized last week's demonstrations estimated that 20,000 workers participated in alphabet offices on five continents, a report of the New York Times fueled the protests when It became known that Google provided a top manager with a $ 90 million exit package in 2014 after being charged with sexual harassment for further details on the results of the sexual harassment investigation and treatment improvement Cases in which the victims of an accompanying person b
Google will investigate complaints by its contractors against employees and urge suppliers to investigate complaints against contractors. The company said.
Employees now have to conduct sexual harassment training each year instead of every two years.
In addition, the company expects its executives to create an environment where "excessive" alcohol consumption is discouraged. "Offenders" would have drunk in about 20 percent of cases of harassment at Google.
Google described two-drink limits or drink-ticket systems as possible solutions.
"If problems persist, we will take further incriminating action," said Google.