Global Google walkout

Twenty thousand employees at worldwide locations walked out of offices on November 1 in protest of the company’s policies towards women. 

New York Times investigative journalists exposed alleged incidents where senior executives were paid to leave without facing the consequences of sexual harassment complaints.  The expose included a US$90million payout to former Google executive Andy Rubin.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote to employees,

“I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel. 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….” 

Silicon Valley’s #MeToo crisis boils on….

 

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