Days after a New York Times investigation reported that Google gave Android creator Andy Rubin a $90 million exit package despite sexual misconduct claims against him. This conduct, Google’s protection of its top executives accused of sexual harassment has angered many employees, which has raised the talk of “women’s walk” on November 1. More than 1000 employees of the company will walk out of the company for the protest.
Following the decision, Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai and its vice president of people operations Eileen Naughton co-signed a company memo admitting that around 48 people had been terminated from the company for sexual harassment since past two years. Moreover, 13 of them held senior managerial position or higher and none of them received an exit package.
These issue has constantly evolved after one of the Alphabet executives, who co-founded Alphabet’s Project Loon, has left the company.
Richard DeVaul, a director at Alphabet’s X – the research lab formerly known as Google X, has resigned from his role after The New York Times published a report detailing how Google has handled charges of sexual misconduct against executives within Google. The executive left without an exit package as reported.
Sometime earlier, The Times reported, Google had offered former Android leader Andy Rubin a $90 million exit package despite the sexual allegations were made against him. Meanwhile, Rubin left Google in 2014 after an internal investigation found accusations of sexual misconduct against him to be credible.
After the story was reported, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent out a letter stating that “in the last two years, Google has supported none of the employees who were charged in any type of sexual assault. We believe in providing a safer and reliable workplace for women.