Google CEO, in internal memo, supports employee wanderings in the wake of a report on sexual abuse




  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an internal email on Tuesday and condoned an employee's protest on Thursday in the wake of a New York Times report highlighting the way the company shielded some employees from allegations of sexual abuse.
  • Pichai said that leaders would be "aware of the activities scheduled for Thursday" and that employees would have the "support" they needed.

Google GOOGL's Managing Director, Sundar Pichai, sent an internal email on Tuesday, condoned an employee protest scheduled for Thursday in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report on sexual abuse at the company, explains a source of CNBC .

Pichai's note, previously obtained by Axios, follows a note he sent to a colleague last week, stating that the company had made changes in recent years to take "an increasingly difficult line" on inappropriate behavior at work and had fired 48 people, including 13 senior executives in the last two years without retirement packages.

In its last note, Pichai clarifies that the company had not given severance packages to employees who left while the company examined sexual harassment.

The original New York Times report claimed that Google gave $ 90 million to former Android leader Andy Rubin, despite the fact that sexual default claims to be credible (Rubin denied negligence through advocates on and off Twitter).

Richard DeVaul, another of the employees called by the Times, as having shown inappropriate behavior, returned earlier on Tuesday.

In light of the Times reporting on how Google shielded some of its executives, a team of employees organizes a expulsion that takes place on Thursday. Pichai said in his last note that Google's leader of people's operations, Eileen Naughton, would ensure that leaders "were aware of the activities scheduled for Thursday" and that employees wanted the "support" they needed.

Pichai also said in his note that he had heard from many employees, some of whom raised "constructive ideas" to improve Google's sexual abuse abuse processes and policies and that the company would do something about any of them. He also said it was clear that the excuse from a previous meeting in all hands was not enough and he reiterated that he was "deeply regretted" that past actions had "caused pain."

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