"If you were a high‐level male executive at Google responsible for generating millions of dollars in revenue, Google would let you engage in sexual harassment". The New York Times reported that members of Google's board approved Rubin's stock grant in 2014 after an inquiry into the allegations against him began.
Shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
The lawsuit makes reference to oversize severance packages that Google reportedly paid to Android creator Andy Rubin, and Amit Singhal, head of Google's search unit until 2016.
As compensation for this breach, the claimants want the San Mateo County Court to rule "against all of the Defendants and in favor of the Company for the amount of all damages sustained by Alphabet as a result of Defendants' breaches of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment, and corporate waste, including any and all damages compensable by statute and/or law, as well as disgorgement of all profits, benefits and other compensation that Defendants obtained".
The suit also asks Alphabet to alter its shareholder voting structure, which now provides the co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, majority voting rights even though they no longer own the majority of shares.
News of the payout ignited unprecedented outrage among Google employees, thousands of whom staged a global walkout to demand change.
The employee demonstrations followed a New York Times report in October that said Google in 2014 gave a $90 million USA exit package to Rubin, who said the terms of his departure were mischaracterized.
Samsung goes big with a 219-inch TV
CNET reports that Samsung's line of 8K TVs offers upscaling, but for a TV that size you'd probably want native 8K. You can either watch that by itself or buy additional screens to snap together and make a bigger one.
A similar lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Northern California Pipe Trades Pension Plan and Teamsters Local 272 Labor Management Pension Fund.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai issued a letter to staff at the time Rubin's payout was made public, claiming the company fired 48 employees in the past two years for sexual misconduct.
Singhal was sacked from Uber Technologies Inc.in 2017 for failing to disclose the allegations he faced at the Mountain View, California-based company, where he was the longtime head of the powerful search division. All nine directors were informed that "the allegations were credible", according to the complaint.
"The conduct of Rubin and other executives was disgusting, illegal, immoral, degrading to women, and contrary to every principle that Google claims it abides by", the shareholder said in the complaint.
Singhal didn't respond to a request for comment. "Andy denies any misconduct, and we will vigorously defend him against these baseless claims".
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Louise Renne, one of the lawyers who filed the suit, offered the following during a press conference. Her co-counsel, Ann Ravel, was a commissioner for the Federal Election Commission under the Obama administration. It seeks damages as well as improvements in Google's corporate governance policies.
They had their white wedding on December 1 at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Udaipur followed by a Hindu wedding on December 2, 2018. While the newly wedded couple is enjoying their happy time in beaches, social media is smitten by their vacation photos.
In 2008, although authorities charged Kelly with 21 counts of child pornography, Kelly became acquitted of all charges. Kelly " and talked about a report that states investigators are looking to bring charges against the singer.
Johar uploaded a selfie with Modi and the rest of the group on Instagram and described the meeting as "an incredible opportunity". The Brahmastra actor wore a traditional Indian ensemble, as she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
He will argue: "To break the deadlock, an election is not only the most practical option, it is also the most democratic option". The visit has prompted speculation Mr Abe has been flown in to bolster global support for the prime minister's Brexit agreement.
I know some people did interpret it the wrong way. "It is beyond unacceptable that this occurred", Warren said in a press release. I had no ideas what some people could have interpreted that as and I know some people interpreted that the wrong way.
He has not started a game since December 2 and saw just seven minutes of action during a 2-1 victory over Getafe on Sunday . Overall, Coutinho has made 23 appearances for Barcelona this season, scoring five goals and assisting in another four.
Alors que le financement de ce projet exceptionnel reste à définir, la facture devrait être d'au moins 150 millions d'euros . Le métro relierait les villes de Porta , en France, et Pas-de-la-Case, en Andorre , explique France Bleu .
The iteration of the beloved song first went viral in Indonesia, making its way to the US this past summer. Love it or hate it, a popular and infectious children's song has made it onto the Billboard Hot 100.
The reference was to Bolton's remarks this week the United States would not exit Syria until Turkey promised not to target U.S. A top Kurdish politician told Reuters last week the Kurds had presented Moscow with a road-map for a deal with Damascus.
Ford to cut THOUSANDS of jobs across Europe in major shake-up
A Ford spokesman said the carmaker now assumes that any Brexit deal would keep tariff-free trade between Britain and Europe. The company's move follows plans announced previous year to reduce white-collar jobs across the company's global business.
New York Mets Sign Jed Lowrie
Veteran Robinson Cano was acquired by the Mets in December, and Jeff McNeil also burst on the scene at second base last season. Lowrie is coming off his first-ever All-Star season, where he hit.267/.353/.448 with 23 home runs and career-high 99 RBI.