Bloomberg Law
Sept. 25, 2020, 5:33 PM

Google Reaches $310 Million Settlement In Misconduct Case (1)

Mark Bergen
Mark Bergen
Bloomberg News

Google parent Alphabet Inc. pledged $310 million to expand diversity efforts and resolve shareholder litigation that alleged the company’s board to failed to prevent sexual harassment and hid misconduct by executives.

The settlement caps acontroversy that shook the technology giant and reverberated across Silicon Valley. At the center of the lawsuit was a $90 million exit package for Google executive Andy Rubin, creator of the Android mobile operating system, who faced a sexual harassment investigation at the time.

Thousands of Google employees staged a walkout in 2018 to protest the decision, prompting the company to change several workplace ...

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