News Daily Digital Desk: Incidents of physical harassment or sexual harassment on employees in the workplace are not new. And the world’s leading IT companies, such as Google, have not been spared. Even within Google, that allegation has come up again and again.
Many Google employees have complained that the problem has been exacerbated after the company was informed about the harassment. Even the allegations have not been addressed, on the contrary, the harasser has been rewarded and given protection. This time, more than 500 employees of the company sent an open letter to Alphabet (Google’s parent company) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai about this allegation. A few days ago, Amy Netfield, a former Google engineer, wrote a letter to the New York Times. Where he describes how he was tortured on Google. Emir also mentioned the incident in an open letter to Google employees. Where he is forced to work next to his harasser.
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Amy wrote in the title of her letter, “After working for Google, I will never show any love for any job.” Where he writes about the experience, who was forced to have a face-to-face meeting with the person who was harassing him. And every time he questioned the company authorities about the progress of his abuse allegations, he was advised to work from home or go on vacation or seek counseling. Amy later learns that she is not the first person on Google to have such an incident. Many workers have been victims of racism or gender discrimination before.
Google has the example of Andy Rubin (the creator of Android mobile software), engineer Amit Sighal. Against whom there were allegations of sexual harassment. But when they leave the company they are given huge financial rewards. In 2016, more than 20,000 workers wrote letters protesting the protection of these harassers. But Google has not changed its approach. Allegations of harassment are still being leveled against Google. There was a new demand to change this ‘policy’ of Google.
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Following the release of the letter, Google claimed that the company had made significant improvements in its approach to investigating the allegations. They are also taking the issue of protection of the complainants seriously. Now let’s see how Google, led by Sundar Pichai, can improve their image with all these allegations.
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