Employees in the Tokyo, Singapore, Berlin, London, Dublin and NY offices have already taken part, with California expected to follow suit.
On an unusually warm November 1 morning in San Francisco, scores of Google employees walked out of their downtown office in protest.
"I think that people will doubt my work a lot more than they will doubt a male colleague's", she said.
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. Hundreds of women and men filed out of Google's office in New York City and silently walked around the block for about 10 minutes around 11:00 a.m. ET.
Thousands of Google employees are set to take part, with protests having already taken place in offices in the Far East - including Singapore.
They also want Google to commit to ending pay inequity, issue a report on sexual harassment inside the company and adopt a clearer process for reporting complaints. We are taking in all their feedback so we can turn these ideas into action'.
Senior business consultant at Google Ann Arbor and co-organizer of the walkout Andi Heseltine told her colleagues on loud speaker: "It's been a tough week here, where maybe for the first time in my career here, I was not proud to be a Googler". At issue is the way Google handles sexual harassment claims, spurred by the recent news that Android co-founder Andy Rubin was paid a $90 million severance after another Googler accused him of harassment.
"Hope this will ultimately make our company better".
Google last week tried explaining its stand amidst the growing backlash over its handling of sexual misconduct cases at the workplace but it seems that its efforts have backfired. Google fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and has not provided the employees severance packages, the company added.
An end to Forced Arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination. "I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel", he reportedly said in an all-staff email.