The growing movement of sexual harassment claims has now reached the American multinational technology company Google, reported BBC News. Google has confirmed sacking 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.
CEO Sundar Pichai in a letter to employees, has said the tech giant is taking a "hard line" on inappropriate conduct. The message was a response to reports of a $90 Million exit package for Andy Rubin despite facing misconduct allegations. Andy Rubin is the creator of Android. He departed from Google in 2014, after the company confirmed a complaint by a female employee about a sexual encounter in a hotel room in 2013.
The letter also states that Google is "dead serious" about providing a "safe and inclusive workplace".
"We want to assure you that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, we investigate and we take action," he continues in the letter. None of the employees dismissed in the past two years had received an exit package, Mr Pichai added.
While the claims of Sexual Harassment have been increasing in the silicon valley, the net profit of Google hasn’t been affected, as they soared from $2.5bn to $9.2bn - far higher than expected. However, shares of Alphabet, which owns Google have fallen more than 3 per cent in New York.
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