Two U.S. pension funds have sued the Board of Directors of the Google parent company, Alphabet. Due to the handling of the body with sexual harassment in the company and with a data leak.

The online group is accused according to data on Thursday (local time) in a court in San Mateo, California, submitted statement of claim to a “culture of concealment”. Comments of the Alphabet, or Google it first.

In October, a report from the “New York Times, had shaken” the group, according to the Google held a protective Hand over leaders, sexual harassment or assault has been accused of.

Allegedly caused damages amounting to “hundreds of millions of dollars”

The complaint accuses the Board of Directors, to have in 2014 and in 2016 a direct role in these cover-UPS played. In addition, a breakdown at the big hand; online network Google Plus had been concealed, by a user-originated data leak.

The plaintiffs ‘ lawyers want to prove in the litigation that Google has suffered through the misconduct of the Board of Directors damages in the amount of “hundreds of millions of dollars”. This is done by highly doped severance pay for managers, sexual harassment has been accused of.

The plaintiffs ‘ lawyers claim compensation for the shareholders and a court order, that the Alphabet and Google the companies to improve management and internal controls for the protection of employees and investors.


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