The internet giant Google has fired a computer engineer for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” Google employee James Damore distributed a 10-page “manifesto” condemning Google’s diversity efforts and claiming men are biologically more predisposed to working in the tech industry than women.
According to The Telegraph, James Damore, a Harvard university graduate had worked at Google for four years. Damore was fired after releasing a manifesto that accused the company of “political bias” against conservatives and said initiatives to encourage female programmers were “unfair”.
Damore revealed he had been dismissed by Google for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” and said he was exploring all possible legal remedies against the company.
The controversy has come at a sensitive time for Google, which is under investigation by the US government after accusations of gender pay inequality, and has been forced to hand over pay records.