Google workers are planning a walkout this week. here's what they're protesting

    By: Nor Attisha on Nov 05, 2018

    Grace Dobush writes, "More than 200 Google workers are planning a walkout on Thursday to protest the recent revelations about the company’s protection of sexual harassers. The organizers have a list of requests for the company to consider to help anyone affected by sexual harassment or power dynamics at work, Bloomberg reports.

    The New York Times report released last week detailed how Andy Rubin, who joined Google (GOOGL, -2.90%) in 2005 with the acquisition of Android, was given a $90 million payout to quietly leave the company in 2014 after a worker accused him of coercing her into performing oral sex in a hotel room in 2013.

    Google didn’t deny the story’s substance to the Times. CEO Sundar Pichai and HR chief Eileen Naughton told employees in email afterward that 48 people, including 13 senior managers, have been fired in the past two years for sexual harassment. None of them, they said, had received an “exit package” payment." 

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    Released: November 5, 2018, 10:56 am
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