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Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

09 January 2018

Damore became a media mainstay after penning a highly controversial 3,300-word memo arguing against Google's perceived culture of political correctness. He alleged that the presence of women is celebrated due to their gender and that white men were mocked with boos at companywide meetings.

James Damore, the Google employee who was sacked after circulating an anti-diversity memo last August, isn't over his dismissal apparently as he has now filed a lawsuit against his former employer.

The suit also goes on to say, "Google's management goes to extreme - and illegal - lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees at Google".

Google has yet to respond to the lawsuit.

Damore's fellow plaintiff in the class action is another Google employee, a former software engineer named David Gudeman.

The imbroglio at Google is the latest in a long string of incidents concerning gender bias and diversity in the tech enclave.

The lawsuit says the men were "openly threatened and subjected to harassment and retaliation" at the company, which they describe as an "ideological echo chamber".

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Damore was sacked from Google, and while many people cheered this move, some conservative onlookers claimed the engineer actually had a legal case against the tech giant. It is seeking class action status for three groups of people who it claims have been similarly discriminated against: Conservatives, Caucasians, and men.

The former Google engineer who was sacked over a memo he wrote that suggested biological reasons are behind the predominance of male engineers at the company filed a lawsuit in state court on Monday.

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said when Damore was sacked that portions of his memo "violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".

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The firing has placed the company into the center of a maelstrom of political controversy. Google said he had perpetuated gender stereotypes and fired him in August. The suit alleges that Google's diversity efforts are unlawful, citing "illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates" as an example. "We'll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul". They claim they were discriminated against because they are both male and Caucasian, and Google's practices favor women and minorities. Google has denied the allegations, arguing that it doesn't have a gender gap in pay.

White male conservatives have it out for Google. The data show that 56 percent of Google's workforce and 53 percent of its technical staff are white.

Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men