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Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

IANS  |  San Francisco 

has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and that became a great concern of employees.

In an email to workers, on Thursday admitted that Google has "not always gotten everything right in the past," for which he felt "sincerely" sorry and vowed to make some changes, reported.

Pichai's disclosure came after over 20,000 Google employees worldwide walked out last week in protest of at the company and its improper handling of sexual misbehaviour allegations against top executives.

Google "will provide more transparency on how we handle concerns. We'll give better support and care to the people who raise them," said the Google

He said Google will take more powerful steps to address sexual harassment, including making arbitration optional for individual and sexual assault claims.

"We're revamping the way we handle and look into your concerns... we will update and expand our mandatory sexual harassment training," he said.

"We will double down on our commitment to be a representative, equitable, and respectful workplace," promised.

The new policy changes unveiled by Google have virtually met most of the requirements by Google protesters, except the one that demanded a place for an employee on the company's board.

Organisers of last week's massive protests called for more transparency in handling sexual harassment, employee empowerment, and inequality over pay and work opportunities.

The global walkout spread to many countries in Europe, and Asia, including Britain, Singapore, Japan, Germany, and in in



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 07:32 IST