BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4/AP)– Google employees walked off the job in Boulder on Thursday. They joined thousands of other Google employees around the world in the walkout.

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The walkouts are part of a worldwide protest employees are staging to complain about Google’s handling of sexual-misconduct claims. Other Google protests took place in San Francisco, London, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Protest organizers are calling for an end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination. They also want Google to commit to ending pay inequity.

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Last week, a New York Times story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the creator of Google’s Android software, Andy Rubin. The report said Rubin received a $90 million severance package in 2014 even though Google thought the allegations were credible. Rubin has denied the allegations.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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