The employees were trying to organize a protest by the course management forgiving of inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace
Andy Rubin, creator of Android, received 90 million dollars for his departure, after being accused of sexual harassment
The headquarters of Google, Alphabet, confirmed Wednesday that an executive accused of sexual harassment has been dismissed without compensation due to the increase of the voltage on the handling of these matters in the company.
The news that Rich DeVaul, one of the directors of the Laboratory X -the research unit of Google, had left the company that has come to light after discovering that the employees were trying to organize a protest this Thursday by the course management forgiving of inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace that carried out by the company. Alphabet declined to share any detail about the output of DeVaul of the company.
The executive director of Google, Sundar Pichai, sent a message to employees Tuesday night, and a copy of this has been published by the news website of technology Ars Technica.
In that message, Pichai contends that it has listened to a lot of staff talking about the issue of inappropriate conduct in the workplace and this "deeply sorry for the past actions and the pain that caused to the workers".
"As executive director, has personally been important to me to take a line much more harsh on the inappropriate behavior," says Pichai in the message, and reiterates that Google has laid off 48 employees in the last two years, including 13 senior executives, as a result of allegations of sexual harassment.
Pichai has met with the employees of Google to treat the subject from that 'The New York Times' reported last week that an employee senior of Google, the creator of Android, Andy Rubin, received a severance of a value of $ 90 million after complaints of misconduct. The journal also reported that Google had paid for other dismissal after sexual harassment.
Sam Singer, a spokesman for Rubin, rejected the accusations in a statement to AFP, saying that Rubin left Google, by their own willingness to launch Playground, a venture capital firm and technology incubator.
Consulted by AFP and other media about this reaction, Google released an email sent to employees by Pichai indicates that none of the people that resigned or were dismissed due to concerns of sexual harassment in the last two years received a "compensation output".
"We take very seriously the fact sure to provide a work place that is safe and inclusive," said Pichai in the shared e-mail last week. "We want to assure you that we review all complaints regarding sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, investigate, and take action".
the concerns expressed by The women in Alphabet have been added to the growing chorus of voices that denounce the existence of a sexist culture in a Silicon Valley dominated by men, which has impaired several executives from the Internet industry to other tech giants.
For years, have accumulated the accusations about the lack of women in positions in technology and the unfair treatment endured by some people in the industry, and at times have been overwhelmed.
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