Google now allows it’s employees to relocate to states that offers abortion rights
Google’s Chief people officer Fiona Cicconi extends a letter widely with all her employees via email, under straight directions of the Supreme court decision.
The letter highlights that all the employees can now freely relocate without any justification. But the person in charge of relocation will be aware of the situation to fulfill the employees request.
Although the company is in middle of relocating their employees process, the search giant puts the initiative to protect abortion rights. Recently, the Supreme court have announced that abortion is illegal in some parts of the U.S., whereas in several states, the decision about abortion is yet to be made.
Several states like Louisiana, Missouri and Kentucky, have banned the abortion rights but some other states are protecting the abortion rights.
Additionally, the headquarters of Google, located in California have pledged to protect abortion rights in their states.
Read out the full letter offered by Fiona Cicconi :-
This morning the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that rolls back Roe v. Wade.
This is a profound change for the country that deeply affects so many of us, especially women. Everyone will respond in their own way, whether that’s wanting space and time to process, speaking up, volunteering outside of work, not wanting to discuss it at all, or something else entirely. Please be mindful of what your co-workers may be feeling and, as always, treat each other with respect.
Equity is extraordinarily important to us as a company, and we share concerns about the impact this ruling will have on people’s health, lives, and careers. We will keep working to make information on reproductive healthcare accessible across our products and continue our work to protect user privacy.
To support Googlers and their dependents, our US benefits plan and health insurance covers out-of-state medical procedures that are not available where an employee lives and works. Googlers can also apply for relocation without justification, and those overseeing this process will be aware of the situation. If you need additional support, please connect 1:1 with a People Consultant via [link to internal tool redacted].
We will be arranging support sessions for Googlers in the US in the coming days. These will be posted to Googler News.
Please don’t hesitate to lean on your Google community in the days ahead and continue to take good care of yourselves and each other.