Google Workers Stage Walkout in NYC Over Company’s Sexual Mis­conduct Policies

By Spectrum News Staff New York City |

NEW YORK – Hundreds of Google workers are walking of the job Thursday to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

Workers began exiting Google’s New York Offices in Chelsea just after 11 a.m.

Employees say they are outraged at what they believe to be lenient treatment of executives accused of misconduct.

The movement is happening at Google headquarters all over the world, including London and Dublin.

Last week, the New York Times detailed allegations against the creator of the Google’s Android software Andy Rubin.

The company reportedly found the claims against Rubin credible, but still gave him a 90 million dollar severance package in 2014.

Rubin has denied the allegations.

In a statement, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said, “Earlier this week, we let Googlers know that we are aware of the activities planned for today and that employees will have the support they need if they wish to participate. Employees have raised constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies and our processes going forward. We are taking in all their feedback so we can turn these ideas into action.”

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