BRIEF-Google CEO Says Co To Make Arbitration Optional For Individual Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims

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Nov 8 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc:

* GOOGLE CEO SUNDAR PICHAI SENDS EMAIL TO GOOGLE EMPLOYEES ABOUT CHANGES CO IS MAKING

* GOOGLE'S SUNDAR PICHAI - CO WILL MAKE ARBITRATION OPTIONAL FOR INDIVIDUAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS

* GOOGLE'S PICHAI SAYS "GOING FORWARD, WE WILL PROVIDE MORE TRANSPARENCY ON HOW WE HANDLE CONCERNS"

* GOOGLE'S PICHAI SAYS TO PROVIDE MORE GRANULARITY AROUND SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATIONS, OUTCOMES AT CO AS PART OF CO'S INVESTIGATIONS REPORT

* GOOGLE'S PICHAI SAYS WILL ENHANCE PROCESSES USED TO HANDLE CONCERNSINCLUDING ABILITY FOR GOOGLERS TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY SUPPORT PERSON

* GOOGLE'S PICHAI SAYS "WE WILL UPDATE AND EXPAND OUR MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING" Source text: (http://bit.ly/2JPmwrZ) Further company coverage: