Google CEO Pichai Cancels Gender Dispute Meeting

Google CEO Pichai Cancels Gender Dispute Meeting

According to an op-ed titled "Why I was sacked by Google" in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, James Damore, who was sacked for writing a 10-page anti-diversity memo, said: "Google is a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the middle of Silicon Valley and is so life-encompassing as a place to work".

The women's stories bolster the claims of U.S. labour department officials, who have said that a preliminary analysis found that women face "extreme" pay discrimination across the company and have recently raised concerns that Google's strict confidentiality agreements are discouraging employees from speaking up. Even in the online world and on social media especially, one can find like-minded people on any heretical or heterodoxical position contrary to public consensus, even if it creates some ostracization among others.

Ads criticizing Google over firing James Damore have been plastered on benches and bus stops near the company's office in Venice.

Google said Damore violated its code of conduct and his actions advanced harmful gender stereotypes. They can use Memegen to criticise management and openly challenge executives with questions voted on by employees at weekly companywide meetings. But on external websites, some Google employees who had spoken out against Damore's memo were being harassed.

In an op-ed published on Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Damore wrote that he first circulated his lengthy memo to some people at Google about a month ago.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai called the memo "not OK".

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"If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future-unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users", Damore wrote.

Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall.

Pichai has cut short his vacation and along with his leadership team, he will be addressing Googlers on Thursday in a town hall meeting. "It all makes sense now". "I got that at Google before all of this leaked". Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, is closing in on 50,000 followers in a matter of days.

Damore claimed in a complaint filed on Monday to the National Labor Relations Board that he had been subject to "coercive statements" at Google.

Up until June 2016, Google had complied with all of OFCCP's information requests, producing over 1 million data points and approximately 740,000 pages. It signifies their belief that liberals stifle free speech by humiliating right-wing voices.

Inside Google, the memo and its fallout represent perhaps the biggest setback to what has been a foundational premise for employees: the freedom to speak up about anything and everything.

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