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Staff protest over harassment cases
Google employees around the world staged walkouts this week to protest against the company's handling of cases of alleged sexual misconduct. Employees and contractors at offices from Dublin to Singapore said they were unhappy with a "workplace that doesn't work for everyone" and attacked the company for not being more transparent, both over sexual misconduct cases and pay inequality. Google has become the latest Silicon Valley company to come under fire for its handling of sexual harassment claims after it emerged that two male executives had left the company with substantial pay packages despite complaints against them being found to be credible. A new Twitter account set up specifically for the protest outlined five demands: an end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination; a commitment to end pay and opportunity inequality; a publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report; a clear, uniform and globally inclusive process for reporting sexual miscond...