A report from CNBC says that Alphabet, the owners of Google which was established in 2015, is working on finding out how execs investigated sexual misconduct. Several Years of probing stories about misconduct by top Google officials came after a report last year by the New York Times that talked about a $90 million payment to Android co-founder Andy Rubin after a misconduct probe.
Another payment was made to former search head Amit Singhal and also allegations against then-X research division director Rich DeVaul, who resigned shortly after the dramatic play-out.
The company’s CEO wrote a letter to employees stating surely that the company had sack 48 employees in the last two years, which include about 13 at the management level for sexual harassment.
There are claims that those investigations were not well carried out and it contribute largly to why an employee walkout took place a year ago. An investor lawsuits also claim the Alphabet board of directors, which includes Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt was directly involved in covering incidents of the same matter up.
A lawsuit filed In California, says that the company claim it formed an independent subcommittee and contracted a law firm to investigate the matter, and would likely move a response deadline to December so the result of the investigation can be achieved.
The report nailed down Alphabet’s chief legal officer David Drummond who’s under review over accusations of relationships with younger employees. The detail is that in 2007 he had a child with Jennifer Blakely, a lady who worked with Google’s legal department.
In August the lady wrote on Medium that Mr. Drummond abused his power over her while also engaging in affairs with other ladies at the company. SEC filings showed Drummond received a $27 million profit from exercising stock options earlier this week.
An Alphabet spokesperson said in a statement found on CNBC, “As has already been confirmed in public court filings, in early 2019, Alphabet’s Board of Directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace conduct.”
Assuredly, Reuters reports revealed that the response deadline was considerably moved to December 13th, when Alphabet expects its charged committee to have concluded the investigation.