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Google Drops Employee Waiver for Pornography Suits

Google will no longer require employees to waive their right to sue over pornography at work. The company changed its previous policy after an employee lawsuit alleged it violated labor laws. The Information brought the lawsuit to light last week.

Google had previously required new employees to sign a form waiving their right to sue if they saw adult content at work. The policy existed because some employees at the company must view adult content to help Google filter it for search and other products. But it applied to all 72,000 employees at Google and its parent company Alphabet and was broadly worded.

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In the future, it advised employees to “bring to Google’s attention right away any graphic or disturbing material that causes concern or distress.”