Google has fired 48 employees on the charges of sexual harassment in the past two years.
13 of them are senior executives. No sacked employee has received any kind of exit package from the company, as revealed by an email by CEO Sundar Pichai.
The company has reiterated that it won’t tolerate any kind of inappropriate conduct and strict action will be taken against the culprits.
An email by CEO Sundar Pichai to all the employees has also claimed that the Android creator Andy Rubin, who was fired on the charges of harassment, has not received an exit package worth $90 million as reported by New York Times.
“In recent years, we’ve made a number of changes, including taking an increasingly hard line on inappropriate conduct by people in positions of authority,” Pichai said.
“We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and inclusive workplace,” he said. “We want to assure you that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, we investigate and we take action.”
However, Rubin has refuted the allegations by claiming that he left Google on his own as he is about to launch a venture capital firm and technology incubator Playground.
A report by the Times has claimed that Rubin was shielded by the company although the company was aware of his sexual misconduct.
A Google investigation found the woman’s complaint credible, the Times reported.