1 min read.Updated: 14 Jan 2022, 11:34 AM ISTLivemint
Microsoft would hire a third-party law firm to conduct a review that would assess the company's practices
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Microsoft says it will review its policies regarding sexual harassment and gender discrimination and publicly release the results of investigations into allegations involving members of the board of directors and senior leadership, including Bill Gates.
The Seattle Times reports the board announced Thursday that Microsoft would hire a third-party law firm to conduct a review that would assess the company's practices, examine those policies against “best practices" adopted by other companies and look at the steps Microsoft has taken to hold employees and executives accountable.
The report follows a shareholder resolution that passed in 2021. The resolution sought a report on the effectiveness of the company's workplace sexual harassment policies in light of claims of sexual harassment, including allegations that Gates sought to have inappropriate relationships with employees.
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