USA internet giant Google said Thursday it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment, including 13 who were senior managers and above, in the last two years. He goes on to say that 13 of these people were senior managers or above.
After leaving Google on publicly amicable terms, Rubin launched Essential, a smartphone company.
NYT revealed today that Rubin had to resign from Google in 2014 after a complaint of sexual misconduct against him was found to be credible in an inquiry. That March, she agreed to meet him at a hotel, where she said he pressured her into oral sex, they said.
Following his recent departure from Google, Andy Rubin's next project will be to nurture new hardware startups by shouldering some of their operational burdens.
Meanwhile, Google's current CEO has issued a letter to his employees, saying the company is committed to a safe environment. One of the other instances was similar to Rubin's scenario.
On Oct. 3, 2018, she filed a civil lawsuit against Andy Rubin. However, Rubin's case stood out. This led to a $150 million stock grant issued in September 2014, even after the sexual-assault investigation was underway. It is unclear whether the board were aware of the allegations at this time. Sundar Pichai got the nod instead.
In 2013, Richard DeVaul, a director at Google X, interviewed Star Simpson, a hardware engineer, and asked her to take off her top and offered her a back rub.
A female Google employee - with whom Rubin had an affair - accused him of what a New York Times article is calling "sexual misconduct". Rubin left in October 2014. Google CEO at the time, company co-founder Larry Page, requested a resignation letter from Rubin.
The Times story, while focusing on Rubin, notes additional alleged sexual misconduct by other Google higher-ups - including David C. Drummond, Richard DeVaul, and Amit Singhal.
In an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said that while as many as 48 employees had been fired from Google for sexual harassment or misconduct, none of them received severance money. Google's stance, at the time, was that it was impossible to prove the incident had happened, but that the relationship was inappropriate - company policy at the time required employees to disclose to HR that they had entered into a relationship so that one of them could be reassigned.