The organisers of the worldwide Google walkout have laid out their demands for the tech giant

BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty ImagesGoogle employees stage a walkout on November 1, 2018, in New York.
  • The organisers of the worldwide Google walkout have released a list of their demands for the tech giant.
  • The walkout is in response to Google’s handling of sexual-misconduct claims, particularly the case involving Android creator Andy Rubin and the reported $US90 million exit package Google paid him after he left the company following a sexual-misconduct investigation.
  • Employees at more than 60% of worldwide Google offices will be participating in the walkout, the organisers said.

The organisers of the worldwide Google walkout have now made their demands clear.

In response to Google’s handling of sexual-misconduct claims, employees at more than 60% of worldwide Google offices are participating in a protest walkout on November 1. The walkouts were partially prompted by the recent New York Times article that revealed that Google paid Andy Rubin, the “father of Android,” a $US90 million exit package after internal sexual-misconduct claims were filed against him.

The walkout organisers wrote an article in The Cut, in which they provided their real names and their demands for Google following the walkout. The organisers credited with writing the piece are Claire Stapleton, Tanuja Gupta, Meredith Whittaker, Celie O’Neil-Hart, Stephanie Parker, Erica Anderson, and Amr Gaber.


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Here is an abbreviated version of the organisers’ list of demands from The Cut article:

  • “An end to Forced Arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination for all current and future employees”
  • “A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity”
  • “A publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report”
  • “A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct”
  • “Promote the Chief Diversity Officer to answer directly to the CEO … In addition, appoint an Employee Representative to the Board”

Click here to read the walkout organisers’ full piece on The Cut, which goes into greater depth on each of the listed demands.

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