Google employees are staging global walkouts over the firm's treatment of women

Google employees are staging global walkouts over the firm's treatment of women

- Google engineers and other workers across the globe walked off the job Thursday morning for one hour to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct.

Google staffers around the world walked out of their offices at 11:10 a.m. local time.

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.

Employees who walk out will leave a flyer at their desk that reads, "I'm not at my desk because I'm walking out in solidarity with other Googlers and contractors to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace culture that's not working for everyone".

The Times said Rubin - who denied the allegations in a tweet - received a $90-million severance package in 2014 after Google concluded the allegations against him were credible.

The email did not mention the reported incidents involving Rubin, DeVaul or anyone else, but Pichai did not dispute the veracity of the New York Times story.

This story is developing and will be updated. Most have not been told, ' added organisers.

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Pichai said he has heard from many employees on the subject of inappropriate behaviour at work and was "deeply sorry for the past actions and the pain they have caused employees".

-A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously.

Sam Singer, a lawyer for Rubin, disputed the allegations in the Times report.

While Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Larry Page issued apologies, it was not sufficient to curtail the growing internal backlash against the company's handling of the situation and the "free and fair culture" that Google has traditionally prided itself on. The first one calls for an end to forced arbitration for discrimination and harassment allegations, a practice which requires employees to settle grievances in-house, and prevents employees from going beyond Google if they are dissatisfied with the outcome of the arbitration. "I'll be back at my desk later".

Google's headquarters in Mountain View is just shy of 11 AM as of this posting, and employees there are sure to be joining the walkout in huge numbers.

"It's easy for them to say, 'Oh yeah, we totally support your action, we are listening to you, ' but, of course, they actually have to implement meaningful policies to actually make these people happy", Fingas said.

Last spring, employees signed a letter protesting Google's involvement in a Pentagon program.

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