Shortly after leaving Facebook
Dead to investigate Sandberg’s wrongdoing
06/11/2022, 00:30 AM
A few days after Zuckerberg, the right-hand man of Facebook, left the company, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it faced an internal investigation. It will be verified whether Senior Manager Sandberg has used employees for private purposes.
According to a press report, Facebook’s parent company Meta is investigating whether outgoing company director Sheryl Sandberg used employees for private purposes. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the operations, reported that lawyers were examining, among other things, work that Meta employees were said to have done for Sandberg’s “Lean In”.
It also relates to assignments related to the publication of Sandberg’s second book. The investigation spans several years and has been going on since at least the fall of 2021. Several employees were questioned. Sandberg may have violated internal guidelines. The penalties for such a violation are unknown.
Sandberg and Meta could not be reached for comment. Sandberg surprisingly announced in early June that he wanted to retire in the fall after 14 years in the job. The manager, who was previously in charge of day-to-day business, made it clear that she now wants to focus on her organization, among other things. She wants to retain her seat on the upper board.
The Wall Street Journal quoted those close to Sandberg that the internal investigation would have upset the director. However, she did not contribute to her decision to leave the company.
Sandberg, along with company founder Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the most famous faces of the world’s largest Internet. The Harvard graduate has long been considered Zuckerberg’s right-hand man. The 52-year-old has also made a name for herself as an author: her books “Lean In: Women and the Will to Success” and “Option B: How We Can Overcome Adversity Through Resilience and Find Happiness in Life” are bestsellers.