The internet and tech mogul Google has decided to clean house and fired 48 employees over the last two years, according to the company's chief executive. Among those employees who were given the boot were thirteen senior managers which were revealed in an email released by a Google spokesman.
The email was penned by chief executive Sundar Pichai and Eileen Naughton, VP people operations, and sent to all Google employees. Google has stated it took an "increasingly hard line" on sexual misconduct by senior managers and even created an avenue for employees to report harassment anonymously. The first part sounds great, but what about the anonymous part? Does that mean that anyone at the company could file a complaint against another employee they didn't like?
Pichai revealed that so far 48 employees have been canned in the last two years in response to a report by the New York Times. The New York Times report claimed Android mobile software creator Andy Rubin was given a $90 million exit package despite facing misconduct allegations. Rubin's spokesperson told the paper that he was not aware of any claims when he left the company in 2014 and denied any misconduct allegations.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Google says it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years. <a href="https://t.co/SRDp4sD0lD">https://t.co/SRDp4sD0lD</a></p>— The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AP/status/1055602439519379461?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The Google memo that was emailed company wide read:
<i>"We are dead serious about making sure we provide 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. 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: in the last two years, 48 people have been terminated for sexual harassment, including 13 who were senior managers and above. None of these individuals received an exit package."</i>
The email included a policy that required managers at vice president and senior vice president level to disclose any relationships with co-workers. So far, the most high-profile of the former Google employees to be attacked by the SJW/NPC mobs has been Rubin despite no criminal complaints ever being filed against him.
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The only evidence against Rubin comes from two Google company executives who claimed to have investigated a woman's claims and found them credible. If they were so credible then why weren't they reported to the police? Wouldn't Google be obligated to inform authorities if they had first-hand information a crime had taken place?
In fact, the tech giant found the claims against Rubin so credible that they decided to pay him $90 million if he would leave the company. The rather enormous sum was not paid out all at once but rather it was paid in $2 million monthly installments which began in 2014. The tech giant is about to give Rubin the final installment of the $90 million "going away bonus".
Rubin isn't the only Google exec to get a cushy going away present. Two other senior executives were also quietly let go and paid multimillion-dollar exit packages. They two were accused of sexual misconduct according to the New York Times.
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To me, if people should be upset at anyone it should be Google itself for creating an anonymous reporting policy which it seems actually serves as an early warning indicator that trouble lies ahead and gives Google a chance to clean up the house before things ever reach law enforcement much less the media.
A third executive was allowed to leave the company without being publicly shamed without any real proof and somehow the New York Times has a problem with that. I don't think people should be allowed to sexually assault anyone, but I also believe that it should take more than an "anonymous complaint" to burn them at the stake.
To muddy the waters even further for Rubin, his accuser was actually identified as someone he had an extramarital affair with, imagine that. The New York Times reported that Rubin's accuser claims that he allegedly coerced her in a hotel room in 2013. Yet, no criminal complaints were ever filed against him. A Google spokeswoman reiterated, "Google Takes harassment seriously."
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Source: https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/google-sacks-48-people-over-sexual-misconduct-claims-881269.html https://nypost.com/2018/10/25/google-reportedly-paid-android-creator-millions-after-sex-misconduct-claim/