The memo comes during a particularly fraught time for tech companies, many of which are now dealing with free speech and diversity issues. From the US, Google has to face a lawsuit of Labor that alleges the company discriminates against women.
Damore has stated he plans to seek "all possible legal remedies" against Google and that the company cited his "perpetuating gender stereotypes" as the reason for his dismissal, Bloomberg reported Monday.
A regard of Damore's Linkedln profile notes the ousted engineer first coming on board for Google as an intern from May, 2013 to August 2013 before getting a full time start in December. Google firing an engineer behind a document that questions women's roles in the industry.
"Google went from: "Don't be evil" to 'Speak no evil about political correctness, '" another tweet said. Archibald said supporters of the memo seemed to be couching their opposition to Google's diversity programs as conservative opinions, when in fact they should be labeled as sexist. Google's manifesto writer was sufficiently confident of his superiority and privilege within a company and an industry so dominated by men that he could "simply state" his belief that biology is women's destiny. Breitbart, meanwhile, reports that left-leaning Google managers effectively blacklist colleagues who don't share their views. And essentially it got out companywide.
The software engineer accused Google of muting opinions about diversity to protect "psychological safety", and said that "this silencing has created an ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed".
Now some 69% of Google's employees are men, according to the company's latest figures, a proportion that rises to 80% when it comes to technology jobs. "Note that these are just average differences and there's overlap between men and women, but this is seen exclusively as a women's issue'". At Apple, around 30% of total employees are women.
Although the writer claims many "Googlers" wrote to him expressing their gratitude after reading the memo, Google's diversity head Danielle Brown was quick to criticize the writing and indicate that it in no way reflected the company's position.
"They're not putting him in jail, it's not a criminal indictment", Kay said. News could not independently confirm reports that the author of the report, said to be a Google engineer, was fired. For non-tech firms in the same geographical area, women made up nearly half of the workforce.
While the document attracted much criticism online, Damore has also received support from a number of high-profile figures - including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Debra Katz, a Washington, D.C. -based lawyer who often represents employees in discrimination cases, called the level of misunderstanding "tremendous", even though many people know there are limits on what they should and shouldn't say at work.