The Guy Who Wrote the 'Google Memo' Just Might Sue


The scandal started with the leaked manifesto that argued men occupy more leading roles in the tech industry due to "biological differences" which prompted the company to fire the author.

According to Finberg, the testimony of the women who are considering to file a lawsuit indicated there are clear disparities and prejudices that hurt women at the Mountain View company.

Prior to being dismissed, Damore reportedly submitted a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board claiming that the search giant's management was "mispresenting and shaming" him to silence his complaints-telling the Times it is "illegal" to retaliate against an NLRB charge.

In his own memo, entitled "Our Words Matter", Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees that parts of Damore's spiel "violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".

After being thrown into the centre of a pay gap scandal and wider debate about the continuing lack of diversity in tech, Google has taken action and fired employee James Damore for writing his now infamous 10-page manifesto.

One woman recently departed Google and said she was denied promotions that ultimately went to her male colleagues. He said he's "exploring all possible legal remedies".

The report quoted a female Google employee as saying that she regularly dealt with sexist remarks such as comments about her looks.

Some employees used an internal discussion group to call for the engineer who wrote it to be fired, according to a source inside the company.

Brown says Google attempts to create an inclusive environment that tolerates dissent.

Following his dismissal by Google for the memo, Damore is reportedly "exploring all possible legal remedies", telling Wired that he was sacked for "perpetuating gender stereotypes". "I thought about how the gender gap persists in tech despite declining in other STEM fields, how hard we've been working as an industry to reverse that trend, and how this was yet another discouraging signal to young women who aspire to study computer science". Women, he said, have more "openness directed towards feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas" - meaning they "prefer jobs in social or artistic areas".

Google's newly appointed Vice President of mélange, uprightness and governance, Danielle Brown sent a memo in response to the uproar that the engineer's article "advanced incorrect assumptions about gender". He wrote that women are too anxious and agreeable to be engineers, citing biological differences. Google, which has been accused by the Labor Department of systematically paying women less than men, said the memo was hurtful to other employees and would make it hard for Damore to work with women, according to media reports.