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Tim Chevalier is Suing Google

Last fall, the tech world was a-twitter over a post by Google employee James Damore suggesting the company’s gender diversity problem might have more to do with women’s genetics than the company’s culture, and complaining that the company was too politically correct to engage his arguments. That post—and the fact that he eventually got fired over it–made Damore an icon for the alt-right. And a network of online trolls started an online harassment campaign a handful of Google employees who are not straight white men like him. We spoke to one of the targets of that online harassment campaign, recently fired by Google, now bringing his own lawsuit against the company alleging he faced discrimination, harassment, and retaliation over speaking up for diversity and inclusion.

 

 

Guest: 

  • Tim Chevalier, former software developer and site-reliability engineer at Google

More: Call-ins on diversity in tech after the Damore memo came out, from our live show. 

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Music: “Scuba” by Simun Mathewson, under Creative Commons – Attribution License.

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