One week after a report from the New York Times the report dug into incidents of sexual maladministration among senior executives in Google and Alphabet – followed by post-retirement retrenchments that included major payments or continued employment – employees continued with their planned protest. Google Walkout For Real Change has listed five specific requirements:
End of enforceability in case of harassment and discrimination for all current and future employees.
A commitment to discontinue pay and inequality
A publicly disclosed transparency report on sexual harassment.
A clear, unified, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual abuse in a safe and anonymous manner.
Raise Chief Diversity Manager to respond directly to the CEO and make recommendations directly to the Board.
1:10 in their local time zones, starting in Tokyo, employees and entrepreneurs began to go out of solidarity and left this flyer behind. Organizers have said they expect thousands to participate. CEO Sundar Pichai said “We are dead serious about providing a safe and inclusive workplace. We want to make sure that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior we investigate and we take action.” According to Vanity Fair said in a note that the managers “are aware of the activities scheduled for Thursday”.