Thousands of Google staffers across the world are walking off the job Thursday in protest of the tech giant’s handling of sexual misconduct at the company.
The protest, called “Walkout for Real Change,” comes after a New York Times report that Google gave Android creator Andy Rubin a $90 million severance fee in 2014 when he left the company, all while hiding that he had been accused of sexual misconduct — a claim the company found to be credible following an investigation. Rubin has denied the allegation.
Google workers, from Singapore to Switzerland, started walking out of the office at 11:10 a.m. in their respective time zones. Here’s what to know about the Google protest.