SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a leading shareholder rights litigation firm, is investigating whether certain directors and officers of Google (“Google” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) breached their fiduciary duties to the Company and its shareholders. If you are a Google shareholder, you are encouraged to contact Haeggquist & Eck for additional information.
Haeggquist & Eck is investigating whether members of the Google Board have breached their fiduciary duties by allowing pervasive governance problems to exist at the Company, which has resulted in harm to the Company from numerous lawsuits, negative publicity, and ongoing harm to its employees and users. The investigation is specifically focused on: (1) the numerous complaints of sexual misconduct and alleged cover-up at the Company, including, most recently, The New York Times’ article on October 25, 2018 describing a culture at Google of cover-up and generous gold parachutes for several senior executives who allegedly committed sexual misconduct; (2) alleged rank-and-file harassment; (3) alleged sex, age, and race discrimination at Google; and (4) alleged violations of user privacy.
According to the Times, Google protected Andy Rubin, the “father of Android,” after an employee accused him of coercing her into performing oral sex in a hotel room. While Google could have fired Rubin and paid him little to nothing, instead they praised him and gave him a $90 million exit package, paid in installments of $2 million a month for four years. Rubin is just one of three executives Google has protected after accusations of sexual harassment, according to the Times.
What You Can Do
If you are a Google shareholder, you may have claims against the Company’s directors and officers. If you wish to discuss this notice or if you have questions about this notice or your legal rights, please contact Amber Eck at 619-342-8000 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost or obligation to you.
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