Google’s chief executive officer Fiona Ciconi Sent staff-wide emails informing employees GoogleNo reaction to the recent verdict US Supreme Court Which overturned the legal abortion right established in 1973 by the Row v. Wade case. “This is a profound change for the country that has a profound effect on many of us, especially women,” says Email. It further informs employees that they can “apply for relocation without justification”. Here is how the email appeared on The Verge website.
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dobbs v. Jackson delivered the verdict in Women Institute of Health K Ro Vs. Wade returns.
This is a profound change for the country that has a profound effect on many of us, especially women. Everyone will respond in their own way, whether it requires space and time to process, speak up, volunteer outside of work, not want to discuss it at all, or something else entirely. Please be aware of what your coworkers are experiencing and, as always, treat each other with respect.
Equity is extremely important to us as a company and we express concern about the impact of this ruling on people’s health, lives and careers. We will continue to work to make reproductive health care information accessible in our products and to protect user privacy.
To support Googlers and their dependents, our U.S. benefits plan and health insurance cover out-of-state medical procedures that are not available where the employee lives and works. Googlers can also apply for a transfer without justification, and process supervisors will be aware of the situation. If you need additional support, please connect 1: 1 with People Consultant [link to internal tool redacted].
We will be organizing support sessions for Googlers in the US in the coming days. This will be posted on Googler News.
Please do not hesitate to rely on your Google community in the coming days and continue to take good care of you and each other.