Several employees from Google walked out of multiple sites to protest the tech giant’s actions towards women.
Employees are requiring the company to adjust the way they handle sexual assault allegations. This includes an end to forced arbitration, which had Google staff dealing with these allegations internally since they could not sue under their contracts. Currently, women make up 30% of Google’s workforce.
UBC Law professor Janine Benedet, explained that while forced arbitration is common in the US, most companies in Canada take a different approach.