Fired Google engineer who sent diversity memo filed labor complaint

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) -- The man who wrote a controversial memo about diversity at Google says he filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board before he was fired on Monday.

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James Damore claims he was subjected to coercive statements while at Google. The memo argued women don't have the biological make-up to succeed in Silicon Valley. Google said it violated the company's code of conduct. But Damore claims his firing was illegal retaliation against the labor complaint.

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Google says it knew nothing about the complaint. Damore is now considering legal action.

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