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13:30  01 november  2018
13:30  01 november  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

48 Google employees fired for sexual harassment

48 Google employees fired for sexual harassment Google has announced that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without severance packages , hours after a news report said it had protected some male executives facing sexual misconduct allegations and offered them large sums to leave the company. The surprise disclosure Thursday came in an email to Google employees from CEO Sundar Pichai. It was a direct response to a New York Times report that the company had dismissed the executive in charge of its Android software for sexual misconduct in 2014 and paid him handsomely to leave.

Google employees across the world walked off the job Thursday in protest of the company’s handling of executives accused of sexual misconduct, as well as

Hundreds of Google engineers and other employees worldwide walked off the job, protesting the company's treatment of women and its handling of sexual

Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality© Arnd WIegmann/Reuters Google employees worldwide were staging rolling walkouts Thursday at 11:10 a.m. across different time zones.

Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers worldwide are expected to walk off the job Thursday to protest the company's handling of executives accused of sexual misconduct.

Walkouts were planned for 11:10 a.m. across different time zones, beginning in Asian countries. Protesters and supporters were posting photos and messages under the hashtag "googlewalkout."

It is the latest expression of a backlash against men's exploitation of female subordinates in business, entertainment and politics. In Silicon Valley, women are also becoming fed up with the male-dominated composition of the technology industry's workforce — a glaring imbalance that critics say fosters unsavoury behaviour akin to a college fraternity house.

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Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration - a

Hundreds of Google engineers and other company workers worldwide — including in Canada — walked off the job Thursday to protest the company's They spent about 15 minutes reading pages of stories from anonymous Google employees alleging sexism . Google Canada employees listen as

The Google protest, billed as "Walkout for Real Change," is unfolding a week after a New York Times story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the creator of its Android software, Andy Rubin. The report said Rubin received a $90-million severance package in 2014 even though Google concluded the sexual misconduct allegations again him were credible.

Rubin derided the Times story as inaccurate and denied the allegations in a tweet.

CEO apologizes for 'past actions'

The same story also disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving other executives, including Richard DeVaul, a director at the Google-affiliated lab that created projects such as self-driving cars and internet-beaming balloons. DeVaul had remained at the "X" lab after the allegations surfaced a few years ago, but he resigned Tuesday without severance, Google confirmed Wednesday.

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Thousands of Google employees across the globe walked out of work Thursday to protest the way the company handled sexual misconduct claims against

Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers are expected to walk off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of

Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the company's "past actions" in an email sent to employees Tuesday. "I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel," Pichai wrote. "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 and, yes, here at Google, too."

The email didn't mention the reported incidents involving Rubin, DeVaul or anyone else, but Pichai didn't dispute anything in the Times story.

In an email last week, Pichai and Eileen Naughton, Google's executive in charge of personnel issues, sought to reassure workers that the company had cracked down on sexual misconduct since Rubin's departure four years ago.

Among other things, Pichai and Naughton disclosed that Google had fired 48 employees , including 13 senior managers, for "sexual harassment" in recent years without giving any of them severance packages.

Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

At Google offices around the world, employees of the internet search giant are walking off the job over the company's handling of recent sexual harassment allegations. Google employees walk out to protest alleged sexism , inequality - Продолжительность: 4:31 CBC News 16 108 просмотров.

Google employees and contractors in New York City are expected to stage a walkout to demonstrate their rising frustration with sexism , racism and unchecked

But Thursday's walkout could signal that a significant number of the 94,000 employees working for Google and its corporate parent Alphabet Inc. remain unconvinced the company is doing enough to adhere to Alphabet's own edict urging all employees to "do the right thing."

A Silicon Valley congresswoman tweeted her support of the Google walkout using the "MeToo" hashtag that has become a battle cry for women fighting sexual misconduct. "Why do they think it's OK to reward perpetrators & further violate victims?" asked Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier, who represents an affluent district where many of Google's employees live.

Google hears protesters, changes sexual harassment policies.
Google hears protesters, changes sexual harassment policies

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