Since The New York Times published the case of sexual harassment involving Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, Google's protection policies have been in the eye of the hurricane because of the way in which they are applied. Therefore, this Thursday, employees of the world search engine demonstrated internationally to express their discomfort about what they consider a protection for sexual harassers within the company.
The scandal surrounding Rubin began with Larry Page's resignation request in 2014, based on accusations of forcing oral sex by the former employee on a colleague in the company bathroom. Given this situation, a friendly resignation was exposed to the media and Rubin received 90 million dollars.
Echoing this and more similar situations, on the morning of this Friday at 11:10, each employee according to the protest would leave his job for a few minutes to seal his complaint, starting in Singapore and Tokyo, ending in New York, California and other locations in the United States.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, told the media the situation was understandable given the discontent of many workers with a very delicate fact. Among the visible signs, an image could be seen referring to the payment for Rubin's resignation.
Among the protesters, some took the floor to explain the fact that 48 employees involved in sexual harassment have been fired in the last two years. "We do a good job respecting the user, but lately we are failing to respect each other. And like everyone who is here, I do not feel anything other than anger and a strong desire to do things well," said German Santana, a partner manager who has been working for Google for seven and a half years.