Sat. Jul 20th, 2019

Shareholder lawsuits over sexual harassment are putting Google executives on the defensive

Shareholder lawsuits over sexual harassment are putting Google executives on the defensive

In October, the New York Times published a story that several other outlets had been chasing, in some cases for years: the story of how Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, had received a $90 million payout upon leaving the company despite having a credible complaint of sexual misconduct against him from another Google employee.

The story, which included several other examples of male Google executives receiving multimillion-dollar payouts after being accused of sexual harassment, sparked a furor inside the company that led to 20,000 employees walking off the job. Google parent Alphabet made a handful of concessions in response, including a move to end the practice of forcing employees to settle sexual harassment complaints through…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/11/18177685/google-shareholder-lawsuits-alphabet-sexual-harassment-andy-rubin

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