(Reuters) – The board of directors, Google, older, Alphabet, Inc. (“GOOGL.D) is expected to be completed by the following month, an investigation into the company’s handling of the sexual harassment and other misconduct claims against current and former board members, according to a report by the court of justice of the state over the past month.
FILE PHOTO: A sign is displayed out of a Google office in the area of the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, united states, May 8, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Dave Paresh
The alphabet on the board of directors formed a special litigation committee in the spring of this year, after several groups of shareholders, filed lawsuits alleging that the company’s directors breached their fiduciary duties by covering up the sexual misconduct claims against two former top executives over the past five years.
Four of the cases were brought together in June at the Santa Clara County Superior Court in California, as well as the Alphabet had been expected to respond to the allegations by Nov. 8.
But the letters of the Alphabet and the plaintiffs said in a joint court filing on Oct. 18, because the internal investigation was expected to end by the beginning of December, they agreed to move out of the company’s response deadline is Dec. 13, so that would be the outcome of the investigation in hand.
The board of directors has been working with the law firm of Cravath Swaine & Moore, the filing said.
CNBC first reported the investigation on Sunday, and the entry is not specified, a material which was independent of the sub-committee of the board of directors was held at an unnamed law firm to assist with the investigation.
The alphabet said in a statement to Reuters that his research had been mentioned in the court records.
“At the beginning of 2019 at the latest, the Alphabet of the board of directors formed a special litigation committee to consider the claims of the shareholders in various legal proceedings relating to the history of workplace behavior,” the company said.
The company has refused to work on it, and the voices of the Cravath does not immediately respond to requests for comment.
It is unclear as to whether or Cravath or not the special litigation committee interviewed the alleged victims, witnesses or accused officers, some of whom are no longer in alphabetical order.
The study includes an assessment of the behavior of the Alphabet’s chief legal officer, David Drummond, who has been accused of having a relationship with co-workers, CNBC said.
One told the news site BuzzFeed in August that he made some mistakes with the relationship that he had with a co-worker, and he mentioned that he had started a relationship with a co-worker.
The shareholders are suing the Alphabet, directors, and managers, are individuals and have different unions, and pension funds, including the New York City Employees Retirement System. They have an Alphabet, the establishment of governance and oversight in order to stop it the future of workplace behaviour issues. They also have to make an Alphabet board for compensation of losses of the Alphabet, for alleged breaches of their fiduciary duties and in the carrying out of a corporate garbage.
The allegations in the settlement of large severance payments made to Andy Rubin, who led Google’s Android division until the end of 2014, and Amit Singhal, head of Google’s search unit, up to 2016. Company’s investigation into the two men, after allegations of sexual harassment against them, in order to be credible, according to the lawsuits.
Surrounded by greenery and Singhal have to dispute the charges.
Report by Paresh Dave, San Francisco; Additional reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips and Leslie Adler