What will perhaps add even more fire to the flames is that Damore has now spoken out for the first time since his firing - and has stood by the memo, saying he feels betrayed by Google. "While this memo might not reflect the views of Google as a company, the discriminatory beliefs espoused within the memo points to a problematic culture and mindset that persists within the tech industry as a whole".
A source within Google says the meeting Damore attended was recorded and that all diversity materials are made public.
James Damore was sacked after a memo he wrote titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber" caused outrage inside Google. New head of diversity Danielle Brown explained over the weekend that while open dialogue is important to Google, it can only exist within the principles of equal employment.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday said in an email to employees that, while he supports free expression by company workers, Damore's memo crossed the line of the company's code of conduct "by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".
It all started when civil rights attorney James Finberg blasted out a question over social media, asking female Google employees if they felt they were being paid as much as their male counterparts.
Our decision to post the interview does not indicate that ChannelE2E aligns with Damore and the host. "I went to a diversity program at Google, it was. not recorded, totally secretive", he said in an interview with Molyneux. I will be doing the same.
Damore's filing with the NLRB cites a part of the labor relations act that gives employees the right to engage in "protected concerted" activities.
The battling messages come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination. "I'm more of a centrist. I'm very sympathetic to maybe some of the same struggles that especially some of the conservative people at Google face".