Google executives stopped employees discussing diversity and hiring, claims former engineer

A memo written by a former Google engineer claims that senior executives at the company intervened to stop employees discussing matters involving diversity and hiring policies.

The memo, written in 2016 and shared publicly this week on Google Docs, is the work of former Google security engineer Cory Altheide, according to a report from Gizmodo. Altheide was employed by Google between 2010 and 2016, and says he chose to leave after confrontations with executives and HR over the posting of pro-diversity comments and articles in internal discussion groups.

The memo is titled “What happened to Cory?” and was originally written as an explanation of his departure to co-workers. In it, Altheide says that from July 2015 he participated in a…

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