San Francisco Google employees walk out in protest of sexual harassment
On an unusually warm Nov. 1 morning in San Francisco, scores of Google employees walked out of their downtown office in protest.
The staged walkout had come together quickly, and followed the Oct. 25 news that Google execs paid Android creator Andy Rubin $90 million after determining that allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by an employee were likely credible.
Those leaving their desks on Thursday in SF were but one part of a global effort by Google employees, all walking out at 11:10 a.m. local time, to demand accountability at the tech giant. According to organizers, who explained their thoughts in The Cut, they seek an “end to the sexual harassment, discrimination, and the systemic racism that fuel this destructive culture.” Read more…