>> From Tokyo, to New York, to San Francisco, over 1,000 Google employees walked off the job Thursday, united in one mission.>> Support women and to protest the way that this company has handled sexual harassment cases. In New York protesters carried signs while in San Francisco organizers took the mic to address the crowds.
Reuters' Jane Lee was there.>> Media have been strictly limited from the campus so most of us are standing on the other side of the road here in front of the Google headquarters. Hundreds of Google employees have been streaming in to the courtyard here between the colorful Google buildings here in the headquarters of Mountain View.
They’re chanting, women’s rights are workers’ rights. Time is up, time is up.>> The protests, part of a campaign dubbed Google Walkouts for Real Change, that unfolded a week after an explosive New York Times Report detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against top executives at the company. Including the creator of the Android phone software who was given a $90 million exit package.
Shortly after the report was published, Google revealed that 48 people had been fired in the past two years over sexual misconduct allegations.>> Time's up.>> Thursday's protest includes a list of five demands by staff. The first, a call to end forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination.
A move that would make it possible for victims to sue.