Google Employees Across the Globe Walk Out to Protest Sexual Harassment
Google employees are fed up with the search giant’s lack of transparency when it comes to handling sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. Yesterday morning, thousands of Googlers from San Francisco to Dublin walked out in hopes of bringing real change to the company. The protest followed a New York Times report last week that revealed Google had provided Android co-creator Andy Rubin a $90 million payout package despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. Read more about the walkout.
The protesters have five key asks:
An end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination.
A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity.
A publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report.
A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously.
Elevate the chief diversity officer to answer directly to the chief executive officer and make recommendations directly to the board of directors. And appoint an employee representative to the board. Read more about the employees' demands.*
*Helpful link for Googlers: How to Form a Union!