Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute
August 11, 2017
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination after employee questions for management began to leak online.
Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall.
He said the company will aim to create several other forums "where people can feel comfortable to speak freely." Pichai's email was sent about an hour before the event was to start Thursday afternoon.
The town hall was meant to hear out employ...