After a controversial memory of a Google engineer in diversity programs the differences of society and gender were viral throughout the weekend, triggering an explosive reaction on social networks, the giant quest n ‘has not Denied media reports Monday night that the employee was fired.
Memory – in which the author suggests, among other things, that biological factors were part of the cause of gender differences in the technology industry and that Google should “stop alienating conservatives” – has provoked a Strong protest in social networks in recent days.
Critics have talked about statements about biological differences such as women, on average, with a “low tolerance to stress” or how Google should “focus on empathy.”
Others, among other Google employees, according to the author, defended his speech, leaving the Google HR store between the sword and the wall as to how to respond.
However, on Monday, after an email from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, “parts of the notes violate our code of conduct and cross the line by promoting harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”
Bloomberg News reported that the employee was finished. A spokesman said the company has not commented on individual employees, but it is not disputed that the author of the note was dismissed.
“I’m glad when I woke up this morning, I was not the director of human resources at Google,” said Brian Kropp, who directs HRB practice for CEB.
“If you think the continuum of the workforce, it has an end where people are going to say that this person should be fired,” Kropp said, on the contrary, does not seem to have employees who can d according to their comments .
“Whatever Google decides to do, they’re potentially going to be disappointing for someone along one of these groups or making them angry.”
Danielle Brown, who became vice president of the company for diversity, integrity and good governance, a few weeks ago, and other Google executives issued a statement expressing their disagreement with the trial.
Brown wrote in an internal response that “like many of you, I found that you had advanced incorrect assumptions about gender” and that “you are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are essential to our success as a company.”
Ari Balogh, vice president of engineering at Google, wrote in a statement that “exchanging different perspectives is an important part of our culture,” but “one aspect of the position I was deeply concerned about was the inherent party implying that The majority of women or men, feel or act in a certain way.
This is a stereotype, and it is harmful. “Other Google leaders also commented. By the end of Monday Pichai had added their name to the leaders who weighed publicly against the note.
With the subject line “our words are important,” he opened by saying “we strongly support the right of Google employees to express themselves, and a large part of this memory is suitable for discussion, which most Google employees do not Agree with him “.