microsoft: Microsoft to review board’s Bill Gates inquiry, harassment policies

Microsoft Corp, responding to a push from shareholders, has hired a law firm to review its sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and scrutinize a 2019 board investigation of co-founder Bill Gates.
The effort by Arent Fox LLP will include a summary of the board’s previous probe into allegations against Gates as well as the results of any harassment investigations since 2019 against other board members or members of Microsoft’s senior leadership team, the company said Thursday in a statement.
“The firm is experienced in these matters and has not previously been involved in representing Microsoft in employment matters, nor has it done a significant amount of work for the company in the past,” Microsoft said. Arent Fox will report to the board and Microsoft management, which will prepare a plan to act on recommendations. After that, the board will provide a public…

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