Google is currently in the news for firing an employee who caused havoc by publishing a 10-page manifesto on the search giant s flawed ideology about diversity. James Damore, a senior software engineer at Google elaborately explained how men and women are biologically different leading to a difference in work output and leadership roles. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
Damore confirmed his termination by Google to Bloomberg where he said that the firing was because of him perpetuating gender stereotypes . Damore s manifesto which first circulated within Google came into the public s eye via a report by Motherboard. The full text of the manifesto was then published by Gizmodo. It can be understood that the lengthy document was penned down after careful observation and research of men and women s biological traits in general which moved to how these differences affect results at work, and in the tech industry especially. With these initial pointers, he aims to give facts behind his opinion on how Google s take on diversity is flawed and cannot bridge the essential gap between genders or races for that matter.
Google’s first response to the highly debatable situation came through an email by Danielle, Google s new VP of Diversity, Integrity and Governance. The gist of her email points out how Google as a company has many platforms for its employees to express their opinions and thoughts freely. However, she highlights that this discourse needs to work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws . It is this Code of Conduct at Google that Damore doesn t agree with saying that the programs, mentoring and classes only for people with a certain gender of race . ALSO READ: Google s gender ratios show that it is hardly delivering on promises of inclusion
This is one of the several discriminatory practices Google has created in its workplace culture. He believes that Google s ideology of focusing separately on gender and race is unfair and divisive and that the company should start non-discriminatory practices. Damore has also carefully laid out these non-discriminatory practices in the manifesto.
But Google stands strong with their policies as Danielle mentions in her email Diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of our values and the culture we continue to cultivate. We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and we ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul. ALSO READ: Google CEO Sundar Pichai appointed to the board of parent Alphabet