Software developer and former Microsoft employee Thomas J. Sorenson has been fired from Microsoft after being accused of sexual harassment, the company said Tuesday.
Sorensen, 46, had been a senior Microsoft employee since 2003.
He is a senior software developer and was in charge of building software for the company’s Surface line of devices, including its Surface Pro line of tablets.
He was fired from his position on Nov. 14 after multiple women came forward with allegations of harassment, according to a statement released by Microsoft.
He resigned from Microsoft on Nov 15.
He has not been charged.
“While we cannot comment on individual cases, we take these allegations very seriously,” the company statement said.
Soresen has worked for Microsoft since 2005 and is a Microsoft Senior Software Developer Program awardee, according the company.
He received an award from Microsoft in 2015 and is also the recipient of a $1.6 million severance package, the statement said, adding that he is a member of the Microsoft Community Engagement team and the Microsoft Diversity Leadership Team.
Sornson also is a former Microsoft Senior Vice President of Development and a former director of Microsoft’s Office development group, according his LinkedIn profile.
He worked as a senior product designer at Microsoft from 2004 to 2008 and was a senior designer for Microsoft’s software engineering group from 2007 to 2011.
He previously served as a product manager for Microsoft Office 2005, 2007 and 2009, according Microsoft’s LinkedIn profile, which also said he also worked as an engineering director for Microsoft Enterprise Online Services and Microsoft Business Tools from 2005 to 2009.
He joined Microsoft as an employee in 2003, according LinkedIn.
Microsoft declined to provide further comment.
The company has been under fire in recent months over the way it handled sexual harassment claims.
Earlier this month, more than 100 women came out with accusations of sexual misconduct against top Microsoft officials, including Sorentson.
Microsoft has since hired an outside attorney to look into the claims.
The accusations come as more women are stepping forward with accusations against powerful men.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment.