Trusted News Discovery Since 2008
One News Page
> >

Google Staff Walk Out Over Women's Rights

One News Page Staff Friday, 2 November 2018
Google Staff Walk Out Over Women's Rightsby 👨‍💻 Adam Yardley

Despite it being a world where supposedly both genders are offered, largely, the same opportunities, there have been a number of high-profile cases in recent history where workplace culture has fallen under grim scrutiny. It has also been apparent that there are still a large number of sexual harassment cases being levied throughout the west – to the extent where fairly large heads have rolled as certain cultures have been pressurized into making much-needed changes. Uber, as a major example, faced allegations of such a nature during investigations in recent years – which resulted in the installation of a new CEO and a serious rethink behind the scenes.

Google is one of the biggest brands in the west, if not the world – and this week, many of its employees have walked out en masse in protest with regard to the way the web giant treats its women. The walkout, which took place on November 1st, was fully chronicled via the Twitter account @googlewalkout, which took place to raise strong concerns over a number of policies many staff insist are in need of changing. One of the most prevalent controversies highlighted by the walkouts is that of Google’s current policy with regard to the handling of allegations of sexual misconduct – with many female employees demanding that an end to forced arbitration be drafted in. This, in effect, would allow victims of sexual harassment within the firm to be able to sue.

One of the main trigger points for the protests was the allegations surrounding Andy Rubin, a high profile Google executive who is rumoured to have received a sizable payout of $90 million when he left the business, despite the fact that Google had considered a complaint of sexual misconduct made against him. Rubin has denied the allegation published by the New York Times – but he is not the only name to leave Google with harassment allegations at the heart of matters. It’s thought that around 48 other employees have been sacked as a result of allegations of this nature.

Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout
▶ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout

Strikes and walkouts took place at various Google locations around the world, including London, New York, Dublin, Singapore and Zurich. The workers request that Google makes a solid commitment to end inequality in pay and opportunities – as well as public sexual harassment report transparency, clearer uniform reporting processes and the appointment of an employee representation to the board.


Recent related videos from verified sources

Alphabet Hits Market Cap Milestone of $1 Trillion [Video]Alphabet Hits Market Cap Milestone of $1 Trillion

Alphabet Hits Market Cap Milestone of $1 Trillion Google's parent company is the fourth U.S. business to reach the plateau. It joins Apple and Amazon, who both hit the mark in 2018. In April 2019,..

Credit: Wibbitz Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Google Assistant At CES 2020 | Digital Trends Live 01.09.20 [Video]Google Assistant At CES 2020 | Digital Trends Live 01.09.20

Lilian Rincon, Google's Sr. Dir. of Product Management for Google Assistant discusses the latest tips and translation tools that were launched at CES 2020.

Credit: Digital Trends     Duration: 05:58Published

Recent related news from verified sources

'What is Google Takeout?': How to use Google's simple tool for downloading all of your account data at once

'What is Google Takeout?': How to use Google's simple tool for downloading all of your account data at once
** · *Google Takeout is a service offered by Google that backs up all of your Google account's data into one file, which you can then download.* · *When...
Business Insider

Alphabet joins the trillion-dollar club

Alphabet joins the trillion-dollar club
At last: Google‘s parent company, Alphabet, is now the fourth company in the US to attain a market value of more than $1 trillion, after Apple, Amazon, and...
The Next Web Also reported by •Proactive Investors

You Might Like

Tweets about this

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2020 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.