Alphabet scrutinizing handling of misconduct
Live Correspondent: Google’s parent company Alphabet confirmed Wednesday that its board is investigating how executives handled accusations of misconduct including sexual harassment.
“In early 2019, Alphabet’s board of directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace conduct,” an Alphabet spokesperson told AFP.
“We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past
and we are sincerely sorry for that,” chief executive Sundar Pichai said at
the time in a message to employees, a copy of which was shared with AFP.
Google announced updates to its mandatory sexual harassment training and
said it would require it annually instead of every two years, as had been the
case. Google also put the onus on team leaders to tighten the tap on booze at
company events, on or off campus, to curtail the potential for drunken
Thousands of Google employees joined a coordinated worldwide walkout late
last year to protest the US tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment. A
massive turnout at the “Googleplex” in Silicon Valley was the final stage of
a global walkout that began in Asia and spread to Google offices in Europe.
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