March 25, 2023

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Alphabet | Management must demand that employees “stop protecting stalkers.”

Alphabet |  Management must demand that employees "stop protecting stalkers."

(New York) More than 500 employees of Google’s parent company Alphabet signed a letter on Friday urging California giant Sundar Pichai to “stop protecting stalkers”.

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Sign the letter posted on the medium site that “the alphabet does not provide a healthy environment for those who face harassment in the workplace”.

“Even if human resources confirm a case of harassment, no action will be taken to make the person who reported it feel safe,” they continue.

The authors of the letter can no longer hold administrative positions as Google officials have been found guilty of harassment.

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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet

They ask that the harassment be assigned to another group on the model of the policy of hating when sexual relationships affect the work environment. “There are stricter rules around agreed relationships than in cases of alphabet harassment,” they said angrily.

In a column published on Wednesday on the website of New York TimesAmy Neitfeld, a computer engineer who worked at Google from 2015 to 2019, lamented the lack of seriousness with which her management handled allegations of harassment.

“My stalker continued to sit next to me,” M. saidTo me Neatfeld. “Let them work from home or let them spend time.”

For many years, Google has been the subject of internal criticism for handling sexual harassment cases.

By the end of 2018, several thousand employees from Singapore to London and at the group’s headquarters in California demonstrated on the subject, then a social movement was unprecedented for the organization.

“We are fully aware of the importance of this issue,” a Google spokeswoman told AFP. “We strive to support and protect those who report issues, to thoroughly investigate all allegations, and to take positive action on any allegations that are supported,” he said.

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