The European leg of a global Google staff walkout has kicked off in London and Dublin

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Google employees walked out of offices in London and Dublin on Thursday morning in a protest over harassment and inequality. 

It’s expected that thousands of Google staff will participate in a walkout of its 70 offices worldwide over the company’s handling of sexism complaints, abuse of power, pay inequality, and racism in the workplace. 

The protest comes just days after a New York Times report alleged that Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, was given a $90 million payout from Google “while keeping silent” about a string of sexual misconduct claims. Per the NYT story, Rubin had multiple relationships with Google employees and “coerced” oral sex from an employee in 2013 — a claim that the company investigated and found credible. In a statement, Rubin denied the allegations, claiming the NYT story contained “numerous inaccuracies” and he states he “never coerced a woman to have sex in a hotel room.”  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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