Alphabet, the parent company of tech giant Google, has reached a settlement for $ 310 million in a lawsuit over sexual misconduct by executives,

AP

news agency reported

Friday.

Shareholders accused executives at Google of misbehaving on allegations of sexual misconduct.

The charges were prompted by protests that arose in 2018 when it was revealed that Android founder Andy Rubin received $ 90 million from Google after a sexual abuse allegation.

Other executives also received a hefty bonus from Google after allegations of sexual abuse.

In the settlement, Alphabet promises to use the money for an independent committee that ensures that complaints about sexual abuse will be handled properly.

Also, employees who leave after an accusation of sexual misconduct will no longer receive compensation.

Finally, Google employees are no longer allowed to establish a relationship with a subordinate.

This was not prohibited before, but was only strongly discouraged.