Google boss apologizes for approaching sexual harassment
The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, has apologized to all employees for tackling intimidation within the company. “We recognize that we have not always dealt with it properly in the past and we sincerely regret that. It is clear that we have to make changes”, wrote Pichai in an email to the staff.
He responded to a protest within Google last week. Tens of thousands of employees around the world gathered collectively from their desks and walked out. Such ‘walkouts’ took place in Berlin, London, Chicago, New York, Singapore and at the head office in Mountain View.
The employees were angry after reports that Android creator Andy Rubin was sent away with a departure premium of reportedly $90 million while accused of rape. Google has fired about fifty people in recent years because of sexual misconduct.
Pichai announces measures to improve the life of Google. This should make it easier to report intimidation. People have to receive more help during their handling.