The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai reacted to the recent memo written by James Damore who got fired. He condemned that what he said though the memo was very harsh and it directed towards the gender discrimination. He emailed to his employees speaking regarding the issue.
Two days earlier we heard the news about James Damore, a senior executive in Google wrote an ‘Anti-Diversity Manifesto’ relating to the number of women in the technical field depend on the Biological terms. He named the memo as ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’ which got leaked on the Gizmodo website.
Now the Indian CEO gave his clear reaction on the memo. The words in the memo represent the gender discrimination which is not acceptable in the Google environment. Numbers of employees were upset regarding the way of thought that has been expressed by a senior executive in office.
Pichai said, “Portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” The crossing of rules and bring a thought of discrimination in the work environment forced Pichai to fire James from the renowned company.
The response of Google engineers and other officials after the release of memo prove that Google doesn’t encourage gender discrimination, Racism, and sexism.
Addressing the memo, Pichai said that the words were more judgemental towards the women. The memorandum made female employees feel that they got judged by gender as he spoke about the Biological terms. After the news had leaked Danielle Brown, Google’s new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity and Governance spoke about the issue explaining that huge organization like Google doesn’t encourage discrimination.
Finally Pichai stated “Our co-workers shouldn’t have to worry that each time they open their mouths to speak in a meeting, they have to prove that they are not like the memo states, being ‘agreeable’ rather than ‘assertive,’ showing a ‘lower stress tolerance,’ or being ‘neurotic‘.”
“So to be clear again, many points raised in the memo, such as the portions criticizing Google’s training, questioning the role of ideology in the workplace, and debating whether programs for women and underserved groups are sufficiently open to all are important topics,” Pichai added.