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Google Changes Sexual Misconduct Policies After Employee Walkout
Google is changing its sexual harassment policies a week after around 20 thousand worldwide employees staged a walkout. The mass protest followed a New York Times story saying former senior executive, Andy Rubin, left the company with a $90 million exit package after harassment claims against him were found to be credible. Among the changes, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai sent a letter out saying that arbitration in these instances would no longer be mandatory as there would be more transparency in how these complaints are handled, and those who report these issues would get more support. But does all this go far enough to address employee concerns? With more on the impact of this decision, Host Dan Loney talks with Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Wharton School, and Harley Shaiken, a labor expert and Emeritus Professor at the University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, on Knowledge@Wharton.