A senior software engineer at Google has written controversial memo citing men’s higher drive for status and there are biological causes for women not being able to be represented equally in the tech departments and leadership.
The 3,300-word document shared across Google’s internal networks was leaked online and sparked wide protests.
A former female employee of Google, who left the company couple of years ago due to sexual harassment, said she was not surprised to learn about the new memo as similar language was used in documents and officially circulated internally when she was on job.
The new memo criticized Google for being ideological echo chamber.
Google was earlier accused by Labor Department to practice a gender gap in pay. Amid the lawsuit it is learned the search engine giant has 70 percent male staff and technical employees count is 80 percent.
Google declined to provide any salary information to the government.