San Francisco, November 11: Google chief Sundar Pichai highlighted the changes on how the internet giant will handle the sexual harassment complaints, in an effort to calm the huge outrage that led to a worldwide walkout of workers last week. In an email message to the employees, Pichai said, "We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that. It's clear we need to make some changes." Google Employees Plan Walk-out Against Workplace Harassment.
According to an AFP report, he further promised that the company will be more transparent on issues on how to handle concerns, and provide better support and care to those who raise such issues with the company. Google will provide "more granularity," regarding sexual harassment investigations and their outcomes.
Last week, thousands of Google employees joined a worldwide walkout to protest the US tech giant's handling of sexual harassment. The turnout in California was the final stage of a global walkout that began in Asia and spread to Google offices in Europe. More than 20,000 employees and contractors participated in the walkout around the world. This came after Google announced that they have fired 48 employees for sexual harassment since 2016.