Google faces a lawsuit over discriminating against white men and conservatives

Google faces a lawsuit over discriminating against white men and conservatives

Google faces a lawsuit over discriminating against white men and conservatives

Former Google engineer James Damore, known for circulating a controversial diversity memo that led to his firing at Google in August of past year, is now suing Google for discrimination in a lawsuit that aims to represent anyone working for Google who believes they have faced discrimination at the company on account of their "perceived conservative political views", "their male gender", or "their Caucasian race".

Damore was sacked in august for writing an anti-diversity manifesto.

Google said it fired Damore for violating its code of conduct and advancing "harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".

Now he is suing the company, alleging that Google systematically discriminates against white, male conservatives. Damore is joined in the lawsuit by another former Google engineer, David Gudeman.

Damore further alleges that the human resource department of Google didn't take any action even after having acknowledged the fact that conservative employees "did not feel included". The suit contains over 100 pages of internal memos and emails, which Damore's attorney's allege demonstrate an anti-conservative sentiment with the company and a basis for ongoing discrimination against individuals like their client.

A Google spokesperson told CNBC the company "looks forward to defending against Mr. Damore's lawsuit in court".

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Gudeman was sacked in December 2016 after a confrontation with a Muslim coworker on an internal Google forum, according to the lawsuit.

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A well-known Republican San Francisco lawyer has filed a lawsuit against Google seeking to represent white, male or conservative employees who believe the company has discriminated against them.

Somewhat redundantly, it adds that Damore, Gudeman and "other class members" were "ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males".

Google fired Damore in August 2017 after the engineer shared his views in a memo and it went viral. Google has denied the allegations, arguing that it does not have a gender gap in pay.

Mencius Moldbug, a.k.a. Curtis Yarvin was reportedly escorted from Google's campus while visiting a friend for lunch because his name "triggered" a silent alarm.

"When Damore was sacked, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google employees can express themselves, but that doesn't mean that anything goes", Laura notes. The four women claimed Google underpaid them compared with their male counterparts.

But while he wanted more diversity of viewpoints, he wasn't so kind to diversity when it came to gender.

Ex-employee James Damore files lawsuit after being fired; William La Jeunesse has the latest details on the case.

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