Yahoo’s Code Of Ethics clearly prohibits things like falsifying biographical and resume information. Page 13 of that linked document, for example, urges employees to make sure that any information disclosed is clear, truthful and accurate. The legal department should be notified, it says, of any inaccuracies.
Yahoo takes this stuff seriously.
Not seriously enough to do a simple background check on an incoming CEO who fabricates a computer science degree, apparently, but seriously enough to have a really amazing “IntegrityLine” phone number and website to report violations of the code of ethics. Page 44 of the linked document:
And damn if they don’t pick that phone up on the first ring.
“Hi, I’d like to report an omission, inaccuracy or falsification in Yahoo’s business records filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Is this the right place to do that? Apparently the board of directors hired someone to be the CEO and didn’t do a background check on him and now it looks like he made up this computer science degree? I thought that might be relevant since we’re a technology company.”