ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com November 17, 2018


Google Employees Protest Against Sexual Misconduct at Workplace

03 November 2018, 07:13 | Kelvin Horton

Alphabet declined to share any details about DeVaul’s departure from the company on Tuesday

Google,MeToo,Sundar Pichai

"This is it. Time is up".

"There are cracks, though, and this is why we're here", she said.

London workers at Google's offices in Holborn, Kings Cross and Shoreditch were among those who joined the strike which also saw walkouts in Dublin, Singapore and of course Mountain View, as well as many other Google sites in the U.S. and beyond. From Asia to Europe and throughout the USA, workers brought attention to what they call a "destructive culture" that condones sexual misconduct, discrimination and racism.

The dissatisfaction among Alphabet's 94,000 employees and tens of thousands more contractors has not noticeably affected company shares.

Google employees in Canada streamed out of the tech giant's offices in Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo as part of an worldwide act of defiance meant to protest the company's treatment of women and alleged mishandling of sexual misconduct.

A Google investigation found the woman's claims to be credible, and Rubin was asked to resign.

Pichai also said that it might appear to outsiders that the company's internal dynamics is in chaos but it is not as intense as some have characterised it to be.


The protest - dubbed Walkout For Real Change - has been organised a week after The New York Times published a number of allegations surrounding high-profile workers at the technology giant.

Demands posted in the account included improved processes for reporting sexual misconduct and resolving cases of harassment, as well as a commitment by Google to pay and opportunity equality. The workers also want the ability to bring any workplace sexual harassment charges in court as opposed through company arbitration. "We are taking in all their feedback so we can turn these ideas into action", he added.

The New York walkout lasted roughly 45 minutes.

They disclosed that 48 employees had been fired for "sexual harassment", including 13 senior managers. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, says it doesn't offer payouts to people it fires for sexual harassment anymore. "We want to assure you that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, we investigate and we take action", Pichai and Naughton said in the email.

The Google walkout has already begun.

The walkouts started in Asia, spreading across the globe with planned protests expected to start at 11:10 a.m.in each time zone. They occupy slightly more than one quarter of leadership roles globally, according to Google data from 2017.



Other News

Trending Now

'Red Dead Redemption 2' posts highest-grossing opening weekend ever
The game sold over US$725 million in retail in its first three days on store shelves, which is just a shocking, shocking figure. Of course, the legal costs for defending oneself can often make the act of litigation itself punishment enough.

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested one hour before his flight
Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath test. The flight was delayed for about an hour and had to proceed with two pilots instead of the usual three.

Barbra Streisand Says She ‘Doesn’t Enjoy’ Performing After Stage Fright Hiatus
Just so you know, Shared may collect a share of sales or other compensation from some of the links on this page. The 12-minute Carpool Karaoke was a joyful one, filled with plenty of laughs of A-list moments.

7 dead in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt
Security officials said at least another 12 people were wounded in the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic militants. Two monks, one of whom has been defrocked, are on trial for the killing of the abbot, Bishop Epiphanius.

Khashoggi murder: Body 'dissolved in acid'
A source close to the Saudi Royal Palace told CNN last week that the location of Khashoggi's body was not known to the Saudis. Saudi Arabia had initially denied all accusations and insisted that Khashoggi left the consulate shortly after he arrived.

Nigeria’s manufacturing sector expands in October, the fastest pace in 2018
This was better than expected and up from a six-month low of 52.1 in September, when activity was dampened by a fall in confidence.

Destiny 2 Will Be Free on PC for a Limited Time
All you have to do is download the Blizzard app (in case you haven't installed it), head over at Destiny 2 and get your free copy. Destiny 2 on PC is free for Battle.net users from November 2 to November 18, developer Bungie announced at BlizzCon 2018 .