Google employees left their offices in Toronto and Montreal as part of an global walkout protesting the company's treatment of women and alleged handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Workers posted photos on social media along with the hashtag #GoogleWalkout in cities including Singapore; Hyderabad, India; Berlin; Dublin; Zurich; London; and NY.
Andy Rubin, a former Google executive credited with creating the Android operating system, left Google in 2014 with a $90-million package. Rubin has denied the allegations and claimed he was the victim of a "smear campaign".
The protesters have a list of five demands, which you can see below.
"The demonstrators gathered at San Francisco's major tourist neighbourhood at the waterfront Embarcadero in the northern part of the city, holding placards that read "Don't Be Evil" and "#Times Up Google", and called more greater respect for women and women's right. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., says it doesn't offer payouts to people it fires for sexual harassment anymore.
Many Google employees were reluctant to speak to the press because they were advised not to.
"For every story in the New York Times, there are thousands more, at every level of the company".
The woman and Rubin had been involved in an extramarital relationship, the New York Times reported.
Forty-eight employees have been fired by the company in the past two years, including 13 senior executives in sexual harassment cases, the Google CEO added.
A Twitter account published a picture of what seems to be employees in Singapore this morning gathering together after walking out of the office.
They're calling for an end to pay inequality, sexual assault transparency, an across-the-board reporting policy for sexual misconduct, a diversity officer, and an employee to be included on the board.
Other executives were also named in the article, including Richard DeVaul, director of Google's X research lab.
Meanwhile, Pichai apologised for the company's "past actions", in an email sent to employees on Tuesday.
Prominent figures in the equality movement in have come out in full support of the walkouts, including Jackie Speiers, who posted a tweet slamming Google.