Google Fires Employee Who Authored Anti-Diversity Memo

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Source: Google

Google has fired a male engineer who authored a 10-page internal memo, which asserted men were genetically predisposed to working in the tech industry and condemned Google’s diversity efforts.

The tech giant fired the senior software engineer for violating their code of conduct and “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

According to Reuters, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees through an internal memo he has cut short his family vacation and will return to work early to tackle issues raised in the memo – including how to “create a more inclusive environment for all.”

The memo Pichai sent to Google employees said in part, “To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK…The memo has clearly impacted our co-workers, some of whom are hurting and feel judged based on their gender…The past few days have been very difficult for many at the company, and we need to find a way to debate issues on which we might disagree – while doing so in line with our Code of Conduct.”

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