Google cancels meeting on diversity, citing workers’ safety

Search engines surprised many of its workers Thurs after the company suddenly canceled the town-hall meeting in the wake from the firing of a worker who wrote the controversial leaked memo upon diversity.

In an email to workers, CEO Sundar Picahi said several workers had expressed concerns they might be “outed” for their questions in regards to the company and the firing,   The Wall Street Journal documented . The names of some employees who posed questions in an inner online forum reportedly leaked upon multiple right-leaning websites and social networking.

“Googlers are writing in, concerned about their particular safety and worried they may be ‘outed’ publicly for asking a question within the Town Hall, ” Picahi additional.

The particular fired engineer, James Damore, published a memo criticizing Google to get pushing mentoring and diversity applications and for “alienating conservatives. ” The particular parts that drew much of the particular outrage made such assertions because women “prefer jobs in interpersonal and artistic areas” and have the “lower stress tolerance” and “harder time” leading, while more guys “may like coding because it needs systemizing. ”

Google’s code of perform says workers “are expected to perform their utmost to create a workplace lifestyle that is free of harassment, intimidation, prejudice, and unlawful discrimination. ” Picahi said Damore violated this program code.

Damore later spoke out about the industry