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Google fires engineer who claimed women less suited to tech work

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo: Eric Risberg / AP

The Google engineer who wrote a memo claiming, among other things, that tech's gender gap existed in part because men were biologically better suited for the work has been fired, Bloomberg reports.

  • James Damore, the memo's author, said he was fired for "perpetuating gender stereotypes."
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a memo to staff earlier on Monday that Damore had violated the company's code of conduct: "To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK."
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