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Google employee calls $310M sexual misconduct settlement 'whitewash'

A Google employee in a court fight with the search company is trying to block a US$310 million settlement to resolve separate litigation over sexual harassment and executive misconduct.The employee, who’s identified in court papers by the pseudonym John Doe, has been sparring with the internet giant for four years over internal policies that he says muzzle staffers who want to speak out about workplace issues.

Doe claims the accord that Alphabet Inc.’s board reached with investors in September over an alleged pattern of covering up misconduct by top executives by paying them generously to leave is a “whitewash” that won’t reform the company. A lawyer for the shareholders hailed the proposed settlement as a “landmark,” calling the company’s payout among the largest of its kind.

News source ~ Bloomberg