Days after a New York Times investigation revealed Google gave Android creator Andy Rubin a $90 million exit bundle regardless of a number of relationships with different Google staffers and accusations of sexual misconduct, some 200 staff on the search large are planning a walkout, per BuzzFeed News.
We’ve reached out to Google for remark.
The walkout, or “women’s walk,” because it’s been referred to in inner firm boards, is deliberate for Thursday.
Following the NYT report, Google chief govt officer Sundar Pichai and its vp of individuals operations Eileen Naughton co-signed an organization memo admitting that 48 folks had been terminated on the firm for sexual harassment previously two years, 13 of which held a senior administration place or greater. None of them, in accordance to the memo, acquired an exit bundle.
“Today’s story in the New York Times was difficult to read,” they wrote. “We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and inclusive workplace. We want to assure you that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, we investigate and we take action.”
Rubin left Google in 2014 after an inner investigation discovered accusations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him to be credible. The particulars of his exit, nevertheless, had been by no means disclosed. It wasn’t till The Information printed its personal bombshell report on Rubin’s wrongdoings final fall that particulars of his historical past of sexual harassment started to emerge. In the wake of The Information’s story, Rubin took a leave of absence from Essential to “deal with personal matters.”
After leaving Google, Rubin went on to discovered Essential Products, a smartphone firm that raised heaps of venture capital funding solely to cancel development of its subsequent cellphone, lay off 30 percent of its employees and reportedly put itself up for sale.
In a tweet final week, Rubin claimed NYT’s story contained “quite a few inaccuracies.”
“Specifically, I by no means coerced a girl to have intercourse in a lodge room. These false allegations are a part of a smear marketing campaign to disparage me throughout a divorce and custody battle. Also, I’m deeply troubled that nameless Google executives are commenting about my personnel file and misrepresenting the information,” he wrote.