Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said he does not regret firing James Damore, a former employee who was ousted from the company last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy. When asked about Google’s decision to fire Damore during an interview with MSNBC, Pichai said. “I don’t regret it. It was the right decision”. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
“The last thing we do when we make decisions like this is look at it with a political lens,” Pichai told the TV show hosts late on Friday. Damore, who was ousted for writing a 10-page anti-diversity memo last year, filed a class-action lawsuit against Google this month, claiming that it discriminates against white men. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
Damore, in his lawsuit filed in a California court, said that Google “ostracised, belittled and punished” him and a fellow plaintiff. He added that he and others who share his views at Google long have been “singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google, in violation of their legal rights”. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
The former Google employee also wrote an op-ed titled “Why I Was Fired by Google” in the Wall Street Journal in August last year. Pichai had earlier described Damore’s memo as “offensive”.