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Google Accused Of Covering Up Sexual Harassment Situations, According To A New York Times Report

According to the New York Times, Google got involved in a sexual harassment scandal involving several of its senior executives. This information was tempered by the company, which announced on Thursday that it had dismissed 48 employees for inappropriate behavior over the past two years.

In a survey published Thursday, the New York Times revealed that Google had suppressed three cases of sexual harassment that occurred internally. That led to a rapid reaction from the General Manager, Sundar Pichai. He pointed out that 48 employees had been dismissed over the past two years for sexual harassment, among them being involved about 13 senior managers. He also pointed out that no dismissed employees had received severance pay.

However, the New York Times claims in its investigation that Andy Rubin, the mastermind behind Android, was allegedly obliged to leave Google in 2014, accused by sexual harassment. However, Gooogle would have paid him $90 million to quit

Google got involved a vast sexual harassment scandal, disclosed yesterday by The New York Times

“Mr. Rubin left Google voluntarily in 2014 to develop Playground, a technology investment fund and a startup incubator,” replied his spokesman Sam Singer. “He has never had any inappropriate behavior at Google or anywhere else, and no one has ever told he has had any,” he added.

“Any relationship Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual and did not involve anyone under his direct orders. He had a consensual relationship in 2012. To his knowledge, at that time, there were no internal rules prohibiting relations between employees,” Sam Singer said.

However, on the other hand, in his internal letter, Sundar Pichai reminded its employees that the company now requires senior managers to disclose any intimate relationship with another Google employee. The Director-General advised that a telephone line had been set up. A way for employees to report cases of sexual harassment.

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