New York, November 1: Google employees from offices across the world walked off from their offices to mark their protest against the way the search engine giant deals with cases of sexual harassment. Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Denies Sexual Allegation by Google Employee, Says ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Him.
The walk-off from the Google employees is one of the biggest expressions of outrage over the sexual and mental harassment of women at workplace.
The Silicon Valley, which is notorious for a lack of gender balance when it comes to workplaces, is finally hearing voices against the male-dominated technology conglomerates.
Pictures of employees staging walkouts at offices from Tokyo and Singapore to London and Dublin could be seen and pictures were shared on Twitter.
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— Michelle Devane (@michelledevane) November 1, 2018
The Google protest by its employees was under the banner “Walkout For Real Change,” and is a result of the New York Times story which contained allegations of sexual misconduct against Android software developer Andy Rubin.
The report detailed how Rubin received a USD 90 million severance package in 2014 even though Google had found in its inquiry that the sexual misconduct allegations against Andy Rubin were credible.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologised for the company’s “past actions” in an email sent to employees Tuesday. “I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel,” Pichai wrote. “I feel it as well, and I am fully committed to making progress on an issue that has persisted for far too long in our society and, yes, here at Google, too.”