Much less work is getting done at Google offices around the world today as thousands of employees have walked off the job in protest.
Andy Rubin, a former Google executive credited with creating the Android operating system, left Google in 2014 with a $90-million package. The report said DeVaul remained in his position after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced about him a few years ago. Meanwhile, regular employees who are harassed allegedly have little recourse against powerful higher-ups.
Getty Editorial Google employees at its European headquarters in Dublin join others around the world in walking out of their offices in protest over claims of sexual harassment, gender inequality and systemic racism at the tech giant. Employees are planning a walkout on Thursday to protest the company's handling of executive misconduct. It's about to be a lot more, too.
Herman said she hopes the walkouts would help show the company employees were serious.
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In a statement on Wednesday, the organisers called on Google parent, Alphabet, to add an employee representative to its board of directors and internally share pay-equity data.
The walkout comes despite Google's chief executive, Sundar Pichai, and co-founder Larry Page taking steps to quell an internal backlash over the revelations.
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A Bloomberg report said that Pichai at a conference in NY has said, "We don't run the company by referendum", adding that "there are many good things about giving employees a lot of voice, out of that we have done well".
"As CEO, it's been personally important to me that we take a much harder line on inappropriate behavior", Pichai said in the message.
In Dublin, organizers used megaphones to address the crowd of men and women to express their support for victims of sexual harassment. "We sincerely did that to the company", he said.
"I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel", Mr Pichai wrote. "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".
Following the report, Pichai sent an email to all employees of the company, stating that 48 people have been fired over the last two years for sexual misconduct.
Since the Times report, the company's leadership is dealing with an agitated workforce, according to multiple reports. Some held larger signs than those at the Google office, with more confrontational messages including "Time's up Tech".