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Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Ex-employees File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Claiming Google

Ex-employees File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Claiming Google

Jason Damore, a software engineer was sacked from Google after publishing a now-infamous memo about its hiring practices, has filed suit against the company.

It alleges that both Damore and Gudeman 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".

The suit claims white men were booed at company-wide meetings: "Not only was the numerical presence of women celebrated at Google exclusively due to their gender, but the presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with "boos" during company-wide weekly meetings".

The engineer who was sacked by Google after he criticized its diversity policies - he issued a memo saying women land fewer tech jobs than men because of biological differences - sued his ex-employer, alleging that he and others at the internet giant were harassed over their conservative political views. He is joined in the lawsuit by another former Google engineer, David Gudeman.

The lawsuit was filed in Santa Clara Superior Court by attorneys Harmeet Dhillon, Radveep Grewal and Gregory Michael from Dhillon Law Group.

Google did not immediately respond to request for comment.

"When it comes to diversity and inclusion, Google's left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence", it read.

He also said that on average, women have more "neuroticism", as defined as "higher anxiety, lower stress tolerance". The company's CEO, Sundar Pichai, told Bloomberg that Damore "violate [d] our Code of Conduct and cross [ed] the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".

After he was sacked, he became a cult hero of the political right. Damore, who also filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, appeared to embrace his rising political visibility, posing in a T-shirt with the word "Goolag" written in a multicolored style that mimicked Google's familiar logo.

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