Google has fired 48 employees during the period of two years on the premises of sexual harassment allegation, said CEO Google Sundar Pichai.
The #Metoo movement unveiled some of the most disturbing events that give shivers up and down the spine of everyone. This movement brought some unforeseen incident and made questioned the core of every organization’s code of ethics and conduct.
Even the World’s best company to work for – Google, is not clean of MeToo allegation. On Tuesday Sundar Pichai addressed this issue after the New York Times article that blamed the Google of protecting some of its male executives who have been charged with sexual misconduct and offered them a hefty amount of money to leave the company.
The article reported that Google paid $90 million to the Android Founder Andy Rubin, as a farewell bid in 2014, despite being accused of forcing an employee to performed Oral sex with him in a hotel in 2013.
On Thursday, CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to the employees of Google ensuring that Google has been taking action on #MeToo allegation.
“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,” Pichai wrote.
In the letter, he further addressed the action that Google has taken on #MeToo allegations,
“In the last two years, 48 people have been terminated for sexual harassment, including 13 who were senior managers and above.”
He also addressed the New York Times article in the email;
“Today’s story in the New York Times was difficult to read,”
In the letter, Pichai ensured every employee that the setup had been made for reporting any misconduct complaint,
“We want to assure you that we review every single complaint about sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct, we investigate and we take action,”
#MeToo movement has been working quite effectively that spread the awareness sexual harassment, it inspired thousands of women to have been accused of sexual assault and forced to zip their lips in order for the sake of their career and to survive the intolerance of the society.
It turned out to be the most influential campaign in the history of women that gave power to women in this patriarchal society.