A former engineer who wrote a sexist manifesto disparaging Google’s efforts to close the gender gap is now suing, claiming the search giant discriminates against conservative white men.
James Damore’s controversial 10-page memo, posted to an internal Google message board in August, posited that women are underrepresented in tech because of “personality differences” between the sexes — not because of any workplace discrimination they may experience.
The memo, which cited women’s “neuroticism” as a reason there are fewer female workers in high-stress jobs, was published the following day by the tech website Gizmodo and went viral. Damore was quickly fired. Click here for more.