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‘Bro Culture’ Led to Repeated Sexual Harassment, Former Google Engineer’s Lawsuit Says

Loretta Lee, a software engineer who worked at Google for seven years before being fired in February 2016, is suing Google for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination she says she experienced at the company. Lee says in her lawsuit that the company’s “bro-culture” led to continuous harassment and that Google did nothing to intervene. Read More >>

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Google Fired and Disciplined Employees for Speaking Out About Diversity

Last August, James Damore circulated a memo internally at Google in which he argued women were biologically less inclined to succeed in engineering roles at the company and that Google’s diversity efforts were misguided. In doing so, he set off heated debate among his co-workers—debate that, according to current and former employees who spoke to Gizmodo, led Google to ramp up its moderation of internal conversations and crack down on employees who speak up about diversity. Read More >>

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Google CEO Reaffirms Firing James Damore Was the Way to Go, ‘I Don’t Regret It’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn’t rattled by former engineer James Damore’s lawsuit against the tech giant for alleged discrimination against white, conservative men, at least according to remarks he made this week to MSNBC and Recode . Read More >>

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Let’s Be Very Clear About What Happened to James Damore

On Tuesday, Wired published an article (which also appears in the February edition of the magazine) recounting the stories of six individuals who were asked to freely discuss their experiences with “censorship.” Among the six chosen individuals is James Damore, the former Google engineer known for the lengthy anti-diversity memo he circulated within the company arguing that men and women are inherently biologically different, and thus suited to different lines of work. (Spoiler: The man thinks women are inferior to men as engineers.) The memo leaked, there was a public outcry, and Damore was ultimately fired. In the context of the article, we’re meant to understand that his case is some new kind censorship that’s arisen in our connected world. In this vision, the memo goes viral, and Google buckles to massive public pressure and fires a man for his unpopular ideas. Read More >>

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Fired Google Engineer James Damore Takes His Case to Reddit

James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after posting a 10-page memo calling the company an “Ideological Echo Chamber” and arguing women are underrepresented in tech because of inherent differences, has taken his side of the story to one of the friendliest venues imaginable: Reddit. Read More >>