Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Sexual Harassment Policies

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Google workers around the globe staged a walkout yesterday in protest of how the company has handled sexual harassment accusations among some senior executives.

Employees from Singapore to Dublin left their offices to participate in this peaceful event that was organized via Twitter.

The walkout comes after a damning report in The New York Times last week revealing that two senior Google executives were paid tens of millions of dollars in severance pay even though they had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Protestors are calling on Google to create structural changes to avoid this kind of thing from happening again. Demands were shared via a Twitter account @GoogleWalkout.

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“I don’t care about anything if I won’t be free to speak truth to power. I don’t want any golden platter if I will have to be complicit. I’d prefer to lose it all rather than losing decency,” wrote JBD, an engineer at Google Cloud on Twitter, sharing the above photo from the march in San Francisco.