Belfast Telegraph

Dublin Google workers join in global walkout

By Ellie Donnelly

Hundreds of employees at Google's European headquarters in Dublin staged a walkout as part of a worldwide protest against sexual harassment.

The action was organised after claims of sexual misconduct were made against senior Google executives in a New York Times article. Staff left their desks at 11am to take part in the almost hour-long demonstration.

The protests unfolded after the article detailed allegations of sexual misconduct about the creator of Google's Android software, Andy Rubin. The report said Rubin, who denies the claims, received a $90m pay-off in 2014.

Google employs more than 7,000 staff directly and indirectly in Ireland. Staff in London, Berlin, Zurich, Singapore and Tokyo also demonstrated.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said management would take on board their feedback.

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