About 1000 at Google San Francisco protest

Google parent Alphabet says another executive accused of sexual harassment has left the companyMore

According to a report in The New York Times, more than 1,500 - a lot of them women - plan to walk out of nearly two dozen company offices around the world to protest Google's handling of sexual harassment and its workplace culture.

The Google Walkout account said there were also walkouts in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Zurich, Berlin and Haifa in Jerusalem.

The company reportedly found the claims against Rubin credible, but still gave him a 90 million dollar severance package in 2014.

The New York Times, which broke the Rubin story, also reported allegations of sexual misconduct against a number of other Google executives.

Soon after, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai put out a statement that the company was taking a "hard line" on inappropriate conduct.

"I know some [female Google employees] have experienced" some type of sexism at the company, he said. Rubin denied the allegations in the article, which Google did not dispute.

The "Google Walkout For Real Change" campaign, which is using the hashtag @googlewalkout on Twitter, has shared photos online of mass walkouts at worldwide offices.

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"I'm here because what you read in The New York Times are a small sampling of the thousands of stories we've all had", she said in a reference to workplace sexual misconduct and discrimination.

While Mr Pichai said the Rubin incident was from "a few years ago" and Google had changed, he said the company was "committed to doing better".

The treatment of female employees at Google was a contentious issue before the recent headlines.

In the same email, they revealed that the company has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment over the past two years.

Protestors are making formal demands to the tech giant's management, including a public sexual harassment transparency report, a clear process for safely and anonymously reporting misconduct and harassment, the appointment of an employee representative to the board of directors, and an express commitment to ending pay inequality.

Many Google employees were reluctant to speak to the press because they were advised not to. DeVaul is leaving without any exit package, according to a person familiar with the matter.

"It's time we stop congratulating ourselves just because it used to be so much worse", Google Engineering Manager Raymond Blum told CNBC.

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