A young engineer learned that the hard way when the company canned him Monday. It argued women are not biologically fit for tech roles. Again, because apparently that bucks up against "science" that suggests women can handle high-stress situations due to their innate "neuroticism". "If they choose not to take measure against someone who has gone out of their way to make a large percentage of their coworkers feel excluded, then their inaction will speak much more loudly than their words have". In the memo, Damore wrote that "I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity", and in a reply to the public response, wrote that "I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don't endorse using stereotypes". Google is also in the midst of a Department of Labor investigation into whether it pays women less than men, while Uber's CEO recently lost his job amid accusations of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination. He calls to demoralize diversity, to stop alienating conservatives, to confront the company's biases, to stop restricting programs to certain minority groups, and to de-emphasize empathy.
Can you be fired for your political beliefs?
The document began circulating widely inside Google on Friday after being shared on an internal company forum, according to employees who posted about it on Twitter. Assange tweeted his support for Damore from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
But that wasn't all Damore said.
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.
Not content exclusively to lob insults at Mountain View, however, the social media hordes then began targeting individual Google executives.
He also argued that people inherently want to protect women, which in turn creates a hostile environment for men: "As mentioned before, this likely evolved because males are biologically disposable and because women are generally more cooperative and agreeable than men".
Do you understand that at this point, I could not in good conscience assign anyone to work with you? "But importantly that it reflects the wish not to violate the law with respect to creating hostile work environments".
For instance, Damore essentially says women, looking for a work-life balance, eschew opportunities to advance to positions of power while men are driven in their quest for status. This includes employees who are junior to them.
Damore did not respond to several emails requesting comment on Tuesday.
Damore's filing with the NLRB cites a part of the labor relations act that gives employees the right to engage in "protected concerted" activities.
On Saturday, online news website Motherboard reported that an anti-diversity manifesto, written by a Google engineer, suggested that the company should halt initiatives aimed at increasing gender and racial diversity within the company and instead focus on "ideological diversity".