We recently shared with you that Google has fired employees because of allegations of sexual harassment. According to the claim, the company has terminated 48 people in the last two years for sexual harassment, including 13 who were senior managers and above; Andy Rubin, who left Google in 2014 was also under suspect after the statement of the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai. Rubin, who left the company with 90 million dollars in compensation, said that the allegations were unfounded.
Although we cannot fully know whether Andy Rubin is right or not, we can say nothing has calmed down on the Google front. Because more than 200 Google engineers are preparing to protest against allegations of harassment. The protest, which is expected to take place on Thursday, was scheduled last week after the news published by The New York Times. An anonymous Google employee, who is uncomfortable with Google’s attitude towards harassment, argued that people who get associated with harassment should not be rewarded with any compensation. It is possible to say that the Google employee targeted Andy Rubin with this saying.
Google executives held a meeting last week, where they tried to explain the real face of the Rubin incident and apologize to the employees. However, during the weekend, especially female engineers who had suffered from harassment, began preparing for a protest march. On Monday morning, more than 200 Google employees announced that they wanted to take part in this march.
The New York Times story contains an old report explaining that Rubin was dismissed for an improper relationship but it also draws attention to how the company acts to maintain its reputation. Therefore, it is possible to say that the protest march planned by Google engineers will be directed towards the general attitude of the company rather than the current events.so