Written by a senior software engineer and in part viewed by Motherboard, the 10-page Google Doc allegedly argues that biological differences between men and women account for the representation gap in tech and that Google should not offer programs for underrepresented minorities. Damore has since confirmed his dismissal.
He further listed the "non-discriminatory ways to reduce the gender gap" under which he wrote that "women on average are more are more prone to anxiety". Men have "higher drive for status", and women have higher rates of anxiety disorders - making for "lower numbers of women in high stress jobs". The memo went viral after being leaked to the press on August 5.
The memo was obtained in full by by Gizmodo and can be found here.
He added: "The past few days have been very hard for many at the company, and we need to find a way to debate issues on which we might disagree-while doing so in line with our Code of Conduct".
Google VP of Engineering Ari Balogh, who Damore reported to, added that while feeling free to express viewpoints is important, it should not come at the expense of pushing "harmful assumptions". Women fill only 25% of leadership roles and 20% of technical jobs such as computer programmers. Sundar Pichai responded with a memo of his own, calling Damore's rhetoric "offensive" and indicating that parts of the document may have violated Google's code of conduct.
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Google employee's manifesto has sparked outrage on social media.
In another controversy, a former female engineer's claims of widespread sexual harassment at Uber in June led the ride-hailing firm to fire more than 20 employees.
Damore's email has become radioactive for Google, with many within the company also calling for repercussions.
All this comes at the time when Google is facing a lawsuit in United States court for following a male-driven and gender-biased work culture. Fifty-six per cent of its workers are white and 35 per cent are Asian, while Hispanic and Black employees make up four per cent and two per cent of its workforce, respectively, according to the company's latest diversity report.