But he said: "To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK".
"We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism", he wrote. Women, he said, have more "openness directed towards feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas" - meaning they "prefer jobs in social or artistic areas".
At first Damore's identity was not known publicly, as journalists thought it best to not disclose it given certain threats made against Damore in the online backlash to the memo's contents.
A document detailing the personal opinion of a Google software engineer has been the subject of concern over at the company, as the views expressed in it has been described as "anti-diversity" and "mistaken".
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And yet, the values being espoused by the Google leadership in the heat of the spotlight can not gloss over a problem that remains deeply set in the company's culture.
After the controversy arose, Brown sent a statement to staff condemning Damore's views and affirmed the company's stance on diversity.
The employee also, helpfully, lists suggestions for how Google can improve gender diversity - because he's all for it - by considering the personality differences between men and women. "But given the heated debate we've seen over the past few days, I feel compelled to say a few words", Brown said in her address to Google staff.
Googlecondemned the post after it became public on Saturday. "We'll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul", according to Bloomberg Technology.
Googlers have been mixed in their levels of support for the sacking, but some have said that they believe it not only to be the right thing but that they wouldn't wish to work with Damore.
Damore's firing will doubtlessly add more fuel to what has turned into an explosive topic.
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