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Former Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

Google, Twitter face new lawsuits alleging discrimination against conservative voices Manifesto Writer Sues Google for Discriminating Against White Men (No Ratings Yet) Loading...
Marlene Weaver | 11 January, 2018, 08:14

Scientists argued about his conclusions - some agreed with Damore, others vigorously disagreed - but rather than engage with Damore, Google proved one of his points (that Google is hostile to dissenting views) by summarily terminating his employment.

"Google executives and employees condemned Damore, his memo, and his views", Damore's lawsuit said.

When Damore's memo on Google's diversity efforts was made public, there was an immediate uproar - not, for the most part, because of his criticism of bias and silencing of viewpoints at Google, but because of his repeated suggestion that women are biologically less suited for challenging tech jobs.

On Monday, former Google employee James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against Google, alleging systematic race, gender, and political bias against white, male, and conservative employees.

But, all laffs aside, does Damore (an avid fan of the KKK's Wizard-ranking system) and his rag-tag band of justice-seeking, deeply-wronged white men actually have a case?

"All three subclasses happened to James because he is all of those three, but I want to be very clear that the lawsuit classes include women, they include people of colour who happen to fall into one of those three classes", Dhillon said.

"Damore, Gudeman, and other class members were ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views", the lawsuit states, "and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males". In September, three women who previously worked at Google filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming gender-based pay discrimination. "Google's open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender".

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According to the lawsuit, the company has failed to protect employees, especially white men, from workplace harassment related to their support of US President Donald Trump or conservative political views.

Joining in the case is another former employee, David Gudeman, who left Google in December 2016 and has been self-employed since then.

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who is a national committeewoman for the Republican National Committee, said "dozens" of current and former Google employees have reached out to her firm after learning she is representing Damore because they've suffering similar discrimination.

"Google employees and managers strongly preferred to hear the same orthodox opinions regurgitated repeatedly, producing an ideological echo chamber, a protected, distorted bubble of groupthink", the suit claims.

This isn't the only workplace suit Google is facing.

The lawsuit also accused Google of maintaining a secret blacklist of conservative media personalities who are not allowed inside the company's offices. The four women claimed Google underpaid them compared with their male counterparts.

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