Stereotyping gender has become the pivotal center of discussion among the most Fortune companies. Uber has already faced such complication and now, Google, the massive IoT related service provider is undergoing similar hazard.
Former Google employee James Damore was fired from his position as senior software engineer after he wrote a 10-page manifesto for “perpetuating gender stereotypes”. The 28 years old engineer wrote an internal memo to the company accusing “political bias” against conservatives and claimed that Google should end the “unfair” gender diversity programme from the office environment.
The company has reportedly informed that it supports freedom of expression but has shown resentment over Damore’s language in the letter that titled “Google’s ideological echo chamber,” as “harmful” and “offensive” .The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai said, “To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK”.
Damore, a Harvard university graduate has planned to take legal action against the company by filing a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board prior to publishing the manifesto and that it is “illegal to retaliate against an NLRB charge”. But Google has informed that it was unaware of the complaint while it terminated his job in the company.
Damore denied of writing anything on gender differences or bias. “A lot of this came from me seeing some of the problems with our culture at Google, where a lot of people who weren’t in this group-think just felt totally isolated and alienated,” he said.