Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute

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The engineer's widely shared memo, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", criticized Google for pushing mentoring and diversity programs and for "alienating conservatives".

Fired Google Employee James Damore participated in a podcast on August 8, explaining his views on the left, the right, liberal and conservative thinking.

Damore said that he filed the complaint before he was sacked, and that firing someone because of a labor complaint is against the law. The system works much like Reddit and allows employees to upvote or downvote other people's questions, which can be submitted either anonymously or non-anonymously.

The Google engineer fired for a "sexist" memo against women in tech has found a new target, his employer.

Another question asked how to combat Damore's assertion that Google has a lower bar for diversity candidates. Some questions complain about how conservatives aren't welcome at Google. That graphic drew hundreds of negative comments about the people and the company. The move came just minutes before the meeting was to start, as the company that aims to organize the world's information struggles to deal with reverberations from the memo and its decision to fire the author. "The loud voice here is the liberal one". Damore has said that Google executives had "shamed" him for the views expressed in the memo.

According to the report, Damore actually had majority support from employees at most tech companies represented in the survey.

He told Molyneux that Google should attempt to become a more "female-friendly environment" by capitalizing on his viewpoint that women tend to be "more people-oriented" while men are "more things-oriented". Google said in June that 69% of its staff were men, 56% were white and 35% were Asian.

On Saturday, Motherboard published a 10-page document written by engineer James Damore.

The fallout comes as Silicon Valley faces a watershed moment over gender and ethnic diversity.

"I want you to know there's a place for you in this industry".

The meeting will be held by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and is scheduled to kick off at 4pm PT, according to Business Insider.

All-hands meetings at the company are usually brutally frank, Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said in May. She added that a male employee had joined her team with a higher salary than her, despite her being his superior in the company. So I believe we need to do better.