Alphabet Inc .‘s Google has burnt an employee who wrote an internal memoranda blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley.
James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, showed his removal in an email, saying that he had been fired for” perpetuating gender stereotypes .” He said he’s” currently investigating every possible legal remedies .”
The imbroglio at Google is the latest in a long string of incidents concerning gender bias and diversity in the tech enclave. Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick lost his task in June amid scandals over sexual harassment, discrimination and an aggressive culture. Ellen Pao’s gender-discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers in 2015 also delivered the questions to light, and more girls are speaking up to say they’ve been sidelined in the male-dominated industry, especially in engineering roles.