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Microsoft Board to Review Company’s Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Policies

Microsoft Board to Review Company’s Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Policies
Copyright  David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News
By Dow Jones & Company

Microsoft Corp.’s board of directors on Thursday said it would review the company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and unveil a summary of the results of past investigations into how the company handled allegations against company executives, including co-founder Bill Gates.

The software company’s board is taking this action, Microsoft said, in response to an unexpected win by activist shareholders at the company’s annual investor meeting in November with a proposal demanding greater disclosure around sexual harassment issues .

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