- 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.
What the Google Employee Walkout Could Mean for Tech
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: