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Google staff want HR department probed

May 10, 2019 / Rachel Ranosa

A week after Google employees mounted another round of protests on May 1, organisers of the walkout are now openly calling for an investigation of the technology company’s HR department. In an article published on Medium, the activist employees pointed out how “Google management is failing, along with HR” as the company allegedly “progresses from crisis to crisis,” from sexual harassment to unequal pay. “It’s time to put HR on a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) and bring in someone we trust to supervise it. It’s time to escalate,” the protest organisers wrote. The workers behind the movement ‘Google Walkout For Real Change’ claimed the company has not only failed to meet their demands – it has also started retaliating against leaders of the movement. In November 2018, some 20,000 Google employees participated in demonstrations pressuring senior management to improve its handling of harassment and misconduct cases...