Google Workers Stage Walkout in NYC Over Company's Sexual Misconduct Policies

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A Google Walkout For Real Change account that sprang up on Twitter on Wednesday called for employees and contractors to leave their workplaces at 11:10am local time around the world on Thursday.

Keni Herman carried a sign that said "My outrage can't fit on this sign".

"This is Google. We solve the toughest problems here. And I expect that from the company, too".

Hundreds of workers filed out of its office in Dublin, while organisers shared photographs of hundreds more leaving offices in London, Zurich, Berlin, Tokyo and Singapore.

Among them is a call for Google to "end pay and opportunity inequity", and to start publishing a transparency report over sexual harassment cases at the company.

But organizers said Google executives, like leaders at other companies affected by the #metoo movement, have been slow to address some structural issues. "Hope this will ultimately make our company better".

However, the walkout signaled that the employees remained unconvinced even after the assurance.

From Asia to Europe and throughout the US, workers brought attention to what they call a "destructive culture" that condones sexual misconduct, discrimination and racism.

"It's showing solidarity", she said. "We sincerely did that to the company", he said.

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The protest comes just days after a New York Times report alleged that Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, was given a $90 million payout from Google "while keeping silent" about a string of sexual misconduct claims. Rubin has denied any misconduct.

The story also covered allegations of sexual misconduct by other executives, including Richard DeVaul, director at the Google-affiliated X lab that worked on projects such as self-driving cars.

It was reported last week that Google had fired 48 employees in the past two years, including 13 senior executives, as a result of sexual harassment allegations.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the company's "past actions" in an email sent to employees Tuesday.

Google spokeswoman Kayla Conti declined to comment further.

Pichai has supported these demonstrations, according to BBC.

The protesters have a list of five demands, which you can see below.

"I think that sexual harassment and sexual misconduct is kind of the tip of the iceberg of the things that women deal with in a work environment where they are a minority", said Amelia Brunner, a software engineer who's been with Google for three years.

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