Google employees all over the world staged a walk-out to to ask for a change in the way the company handles sexual harassment and discrimination.
Employees walked out of their offices on Thursday in a coordinated protest over what they call a ‘destructive culture’ at the company. According to an employee group, Google Walkout For Real Change, around 47 offices across the world participated in the walkout including Zurich, Dublin, Singapore, London, Hyderabad, New York, Atlanta and Australia.
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- An end to forced arbitration in harassment and discrimination cases
- A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity
- A sexual harassment transparency report disclosed to the public
- A clear inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously
- The chief diversity officer to report directly to the CEO and make recommendations to the board of directors, as well as the appointment of an employee representative to the board.
“We don’t run the company by referendum. There are many good things about giving employees a lot of voice, out of that we have done well,” said Pichai, adding that while to outsiders it may look like things are chaotic inside Google, that isn’t really the case, media reports said.