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Google CEO Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Crisis Over Diversity Memo

CEO Sundar Pichai says that he supported the right of workers to express themselves but that a senior engineer's memo had gone too far. The memo's author says he is weighing legal action.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during Google I/O 2016 in Mountain View, Calif. He says he supported the right of workers to express themselves but that a senior engineer's memo had gone too far. / Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his the vacation short and returned to the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters as criticism mounted over a senior engineer's controversial memo condemning Google's diversity initiatives. The engineer was subsequently fired.

The memo, which some inside

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