Google revealed that it has fired 48 people and sent them away without a severance package in the past two years for sexual harassment, the AP reports.
“The surprise disclosure came Thursday in an email Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees after The New York Times reported that the company had dismissed the executive in charge of its Android software for sexual misconduct in 2014 and is still paying him a $90 million package,” the story reports.
The report adds: “A spokesman for Andy Rubin, the former Android executive, insisted he left on his own accord and has never been informed of any accusations of sexual misconduct. The spokesman says Rubin acknowledges having consensual sexual relationships that adhered to Google’s policies at that time.”
The email from Pichai reportedly says the company has since implemented stricter policies.