Gender and the Law Prof Blog

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University of Akron School of Law

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Google Fires Engineer Who Opposed Gender Diversity in Workplace

Following up on the blog post Google Engineer Says Gender Diversity Initiatives Bad Idea ...  Google has now fired the engineer.  Surprising, but encouraging to see a company put support behind what are often shallow commitments to equalized workplaces.  

The company said the engineer's memo -- opposing gender diversity initiatives because of women's "neuroticism" and because women biologically prefer jobs with people and emotion rather than tech jobs with "systemic" thinking -- was "harmful" to the workplace.  The engineer has threatened to sue.  

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2017/08/google-fires-engineer-who-opposed-gender-diversity-in-workplace.html

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