In a fresh news emerging, Google has reportedly paid $35million to a former executive accused of sexual harassment.
Google’s former search executive Amit Singhal walked out with $35million exit package after he was forced to resign over sexual harassment allegations. The details of the exit package were recently released after Google publicized the part of the shareholder lawsuit against the company.
One portion of the revealed document showed the company had paid two $15mn payments and a payment of between $5mn to $15mn as part of a separation agreement. The total payment could have been up to $45mn to former Senior Vice President Amit Singhal.
“The shareholder lawsuit alleged the company had the complaint of Google’s insufficient action over the sexual harassment cases and protection of its employees.”
Earlier, another executive Android creator Andy Rubin was paid $90m in the exit package after the company found the sexual harassment allegations against him credible. Though, Rubin had denied the allegations
Singhal, after taking an exit from Google joined Uber in 2017 but denied claims of being accused of sexual harassment. He stated that he had left the company on his own but later Uber discovered him to be involved in sexual harassment and he had to leave the company for failing to disclose the allegations.
he shareholder lawsuit alleged the company had the complaint of Google’s insufficient action over the sexual harassment cases and protection of its employees.
Google acknowledged the underacted claims in the lawsuit on Monday and said in a statement that there are “serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately at Google”.
“In recent years, we have made many changes to our workplace and taken an increasingly hard line on inappropriate conduct by people in positions of authority,” the company said in an emailed statement.
The Google employees staged a massive demonstration against the management company that forced the company to end forced arbitration policy in cases of discrimination and harassment. It also promised to end pay and opportunity inequity and make its annual internal report on incidents of sexual harassment available to all employees.