Google has cancelled an all-staff meeting to discuss a controversial memo about diversity written by former engineer James Damore.
It is reported that some staff members were concerned about being singled out online if they were identified while they spoke out during the meeting.
The firm said it would “find a better way” to help employees discuss the issues raised by the memo.
Mr Damore was fired for breaking Google’s code of conduct.
He had suggested in his internal note that there were fewer women in tech and leadership positions because of biological differences.