Google CEO Sundar Pichai slams gender differences memo

Over 60 women are considering suing Google over claims of sexism and low pay

Google has fired the employee behind an internal company memo that alleged huge gaps in representation between men and women in the tech industry were due to "biological" differences.

"A class-action gender discrimination suit would build on a case brought by the US Department of Labour (DoL), which is arguing that Google systematically underpays women and recently convinced a judge to force the company to hand over a portion of the company's salary records", the report noted. In terms of disclosure, my own views tend to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative.

Google's Mountain View headquarters, along with other USA offices of the company, will be targeted in the August 19 event, Posobiec said. The political pressure led Google to add diversity and workforce issues to their lobbying agendas in Washington, D.C.

Writing in a letter to the tech giant, the four members of Congress said Damore's comments "might not reflect the views of Google as a company", but they said the "discriminatory beliefs espoused within the memo point to a problematic culture and mindset that persists within the tech industry as a whole". He added that the memo originally was 10 pages and was leaked with much of that scientific data supporting his gender views edited out. One woman reported that she makes two-thirds less than her male counterparts.

Damore, whose memo also accused his company of being biased against conservatives, has used his new-found infamy to defend his case in multiple interviews, including a 45-minute session with right-wing YouTube host Stefan Molyneux.

"There are some topics that are off limits, including gender and racial diversity", he said. "I'd imagine if you weren't confident diversity outreach had value you would be concerned that voicing it would offend your other co-workers who joined through those programs".

The U.S. far right plans to take its dispute with Google to the company's doorsteps, with a nationwide "March on Google" set to take place this month. Executives fielded a variety of questions over the hourlong meeting but none of the questions were in support of Mr. Trump's victory. "My guess is Google would rather not have people talking about this", he said. "We need to be tolerant and inclusive".

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