3 Takeaways From Google's Harassment Policy Overhaul

Law360 (November 14, 2018, 12:39 PM EST) -- Earlier this month, about 20,000 Google staffers staged a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment claims on the heels of a New York Times investigation revealing a multimillion-dollar payout to a former executive accused of sexual misconduct. Just a week later, the company's CEO issued a memorandum to employees (and simultaneously issued it publicly), explaining the company would "double down on [its] commitment to be a representative, equitable, and respectful workplace" with a "comprehensive action plan" to implement concrete changes to its policies concerning sexual harassment.

Specifically, the company stated it would no longer require arbitration of individual...

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