This was made known in a letter to employees by Google chief executive, Sundar Pichai. The letter was prompted by the report from the New York Times that Android creator Andy Rubin received a $90m exit package despite facing misconduct allegations.
But Sam Singer, a spokesman for Rubin, rejected the allegations against him in a statement to AFP, saying Rubin left Google of his own accord to launch venture capital firm and technology incubator Playground.
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.
The report from the New York Times also shows that two unnamed Google executives said then-chief executive Larry Page asked Mr. Rubin to resign after the company confirmed a complaint by a female employee about a sexual encounter in a hotel room in 2013.
Speaking further on the issue, Caroline Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies in San Francisco, tweeted:
In a normal world, this would mean Rubin is done, but tech has not just been forgiving, some tech sees little wrong with this.
I’d like to think Google will clean up its act if anything to avoid having a retention problem with their female employees.