The organizers of Google's employee strike last year are asking the company to investigate its human resources department, after some employees say they have faced retaliation from management.
In a median publication of the official withdrawal account, employees filed a series of demands. On the list: complying with previous demands made during the November strike, Alphabet's CEO, Larry Page, addressed those demands, reversed the alleged reprisals against the organizers and opened an investigation into the "abysmal management of employee complaints. "
"Google seems to have lost its mooring, and the trust between the workers and the company is deeply shaken," the post reads. "As the company progresses from crisis to crisis, it is clear that Google's administration is failing, along with Human Resources." The publication requires a third party to carry out an investigation and the results to be published publicly.
"We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and we publicly share our policy very clearly," a Google spokesperson said in a statement. "To make sure that no complaints are heard on Google, we provide employees with multiple channels to report concerns, even anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation."
but said that it would not make changes for each employee's demand. "We will not implement all the ideas that our employees (or the outside world) raise, but we always listen and consider constructive comments," the company said in a blog post last month.
In November, more than 20,000 Google employees came out to protest the handling of complaints of sexual harassment by the company. Two employees who helped organize the event said last month that they have since faced retaliation, a claim the company disputes. Hundreds of employees participated in a sit-in earlier this month to protest the alleged reprisals.