Feb 16, 2018 - Technology

Google didn’t violate labor laws by firing engineer over memo

The National Labor Relations Board concluded last month that Google's firing of engineer James Damore over his infamous memo didn't violate labor laws, according to Bloomberg.

Why it matters: Damore's firing after he published a document arguing that biological gender difference could account for the lack of women in tech has been hailed as proof of Silicon Valley's intolerance for conservative viewpoints.

A lawyer for the agency also noted in the newly-disclosed findings that Google disciplined another employee for sending Damore a threatening email because of his memo.

What's next: Damore is still suing Google for discrimination, separately from this complaint to the National Labor Relations Board.

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