Google walkout: Why are workers staging a walkout out at Google today?

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- Google workers around the world walked off the job Thursday to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct.

It was reported last week that Google had fired 48 employees in the past two years, including 13 senior executives, as a result of sexual harassment allegations.

Employees and contractors from more than 40 Google offices including London, Dublin and NY left their desks at an 11.10am local time for each location.

"Employees have raised constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies and our processes going forward", Pichai said in the statement.

The protesters have a list of five demands, which you can see below.

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Business Insider has contacted the Google Walkout organisers for its most up-to-date figure. Thirteen of the employees were senior managers or above, and none received an exit package.

On the Mountain View campus at Google's headquarters in northern California, hundreds of employees also staged a walkout to express their discontent about Google's lax handling of sexual harassment at the company.

More than 1,500 workers, a lot of them women, plan to join the walkout, according to The New York Times."Google's famous for its culture".

"I haven't experienced harassment myself, but if even one person has experienced it it's important for us, for me, to show our solidarity", said Kate, one of the workers who organised the walkout in Dublin, where Google employs 7,000 people, its largest facility outside the United States.

Protestors are making formal demands to the tech giant's management, including a public sexual harassment transparency report, a clear process for safely and anonymously reporting misconduct and harassment, the appointment of an employee representative to the board of directors, and an express commitment to ending pay inequality.

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The claim was later denied by Rubin, who posted a tweet defending himself against the accusations.

One aspect that the campaigners are keen to change is the forced use of arbitration within the company.

"These incidents are from a few years ago and we've evolved as a company", Pichai said Thursday at The New York Times' DealBook conference. Another executive was allowed to continue working for Google up until this past Tuesday when they resigned.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai released a statement on the walkouts this morning.

Tomorrow's walkout will occur at Google campuses across the world.

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