Com Removes 'Anti-Diversity' from Its Headline on Fired Google Employee

Google headquarters in Mountain View California on Feb. 18 2016. File

Google has fired an employee who recently penned a controversial internal memo that claimed women's under-representation in technology jobs and leadership positions was the result of biological factors and not overt gender discrimination.

"But I firmly believe Google is doing the right thing, and that's why I took this job", Brown wrote in a memo to employees.

Following the anti-diversity memo floating around Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the tech giant faces further trouble as over 60 employees are considering a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of sexism and pay disparities against women. "These differences aren't just socially constructed because [for one thing] they often have clear biological causes and links to prenatal testosterone.they're exactly what we would predict from an evolutionary psychology perspective".

While the document attracted much criticism online, Damore has also received support from a number of high-profile figures - including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"In an email to CBS News, Damore said was "...wrongfully terminated" ...for "perpetuating gender stereotypes". As the reason why Google made this decision, Damore said the company accused him of propagating gender stereotypes.

"I have a legal right to express my concerns about the terms and conditions of my working environment and to bring up potentially illegal behaviour, which is what my document does", Damore told the New York Times.

Google has not confirmed whether or not the man's employment has been terminated, saying it does not comment on individual cases.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday offered a job to the Google employee who was sacked for writing an anti-diversity memo a job that went viral inside the company and infuriated thousands of employees. He may have or find evidence that Google tried to chill his efforts to engage with other workers to change Google's diversity practices and policies.

Research shows companies with women in leadership roles perform better, contrary to Damore's beliefs.

"As mentioned before, this likely evolved because males are biologically disposable and because women are generally more cooperative and agreeable than men", he said.

Google's newly hired vice president of diversity, integrity and governance, Danielle Brown, sent out a memo in response to the current dustup.

Damore also alleged that Google discriminates by having "programs... only for people with a certain gender or race". They too feel under threat, and that is also not OK.

In short, while you might not agree with the circumstances of Damore's firing, it would be hard to prove Google did anything illegal.

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