- An end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination.
- A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequality.
- The issuing of a publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report.
- A clear, uniform process for reporting sexual misconduct.
- A restructuring to make the Chief Diversity Officer report to the CEO.
- The appointment of an Employee Representative to Google’s Board.
Around the world, Google employees protested inequality and sexual harassment by walking off their jobs at 11:10 A.M. on Nov. 1. The protest was widely viewed as a response to reports of Google executives engaging in sexual misconduct. A recent article in the New York Times named Andy Rubin, who ran Google’s Android division before leaving in 2014, and Google X head Richard DeVaul as executives who behaved inappropriately with employees and job candidates. (In a Tweet, Rubin denied the Times report, saying it was riddled with “numerous inaccuracies”; DeVaul resigned.) As listed in an essay in The Cut, the organizers of the Google walkout itemized their demands to Google’s leadership: