Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL)
Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of Google LLC. On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google workers participated in a mass global walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against top executives. The walkout was sparked by a New York Times investigation that revealed a top Google executive had been paid $90 million upon his exit from the company after it learned of a sexual assault allegation against him. Within a week of the worker walkout, Google announced it had ended forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims.
Alphabet is also traded as NASDAQ: GOOG. (Class C)