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Google employee fired for diversity manifesto files proposed class-action lawsuit

10 Janvier 2018

Former Google engineer James Damore filed a class action lawsuit against the tech giant on Monday, saying the company discriminates against white male conservatives. Last week, four former Google employees, who previously worked in a range of roles at the company, came forward as part of a revised gender-pay lawsuit.

In a new lawsuit, Damore claimed that Google "singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated" anyone who didn't share their liberal views.

Google has been accused, in two separate lawsuits, of discriminating against conservative white men and underpaying female employees.

The manager wrote on an internal post, "I am thinking of something like a google doc that accepts comments, and which calls out those googlers that are unsupportive of diversity", she wrote.

In September previous year, a suit filed on behalf of all women hired by the company in California since 2013 claimed the company consistently pays men more for doing similar work as women in similar conditions. "That wasn't true in 2015, but it's true now". Some 35% are Asian, 4% Hispanic, 2% Black, less than 1% Native American, and less than 1% Pacific Islander.

Now, Damore is suing Google for what he alleges is the company's discrimination against white male conservatives.

White male conservatives have it out for Google.

Dhillon, a Republican National Committee committeewoman from California, says the class of plaintiffs includes "dozens" of Google employees and would-be employees shunned due to their political beliefs, including supporting Trump.

He also blasted Google's efforts at diversity.

Damore, who worked at Google for three years, was sacked from Google in August one week after his memo on Google's diversity policies went viral.

According to the complaint, this was an open display of "disregard for the law" and discrimination against Caucasians that was "not only allowed at Google, but supported and actively encouraged".

FILE PHOTO - The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017.

When Damore verbalized his dissent and his concerns with the one-sided presentation, other employees, including managers, laughed at him derisively.

Damore and Gudeman filed the suit in California's Santa Clara Superior Court, and are seeking monetary, non-monetary, and punitive remedies.

Google has so far declined to provide any comments on the lawsuit, but CEO Sundar Pichai has said in the past that Damore's comments were unacceptable.

The lawsuit alleges Ruth Porat, the chief financial officer of Google, of wrongly considering "gender and racial preferences" when making promotions and "shaming" departments for lacking gender parity.

Google defended, excused, or ignored these harassing posts from the Liberals working at the company, proving that there was a clear discriminatory bias at Google's headquarters.

Google employee fired for diversity manifesto files proposed class-action lawsuit