The search engine, Google has fired a male employee last week after he wrote a memo in which he asserted the biological reasons behind gender inequality in the tech industry. Google Fires Engineer who Penned Controversial Memo on Women in Tech.
The name of that engineer is Kames Damore. He confirmed to Reuters that he has been fired for perpetuating gender stereotypes.
Google Fires Engineer who Penned Controversial Memo on Women in Tech
Damore revealed that he was exploring all legal remedies before being fired. The engineer had submitted charge to US NRLB and accused Google’s upper management of trying to shame him.
He said that:
It’s illegal to retaliate against an NLRB charge
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told employees that:
Portions of the anti-diversity memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace
Treatment of women in male dominated tech industry is always discussed. All multinational firms such as Google have commited of having many women in their offices. However Percentage of women in engineering and management roles is always low at many companies.
Damors’s memo carried a good idea that gender diversity should be a goal. Damore wrote in the internal company memo:
The distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership