Conservative white men sue Google for discrimination

Otis Hoffman
January 9, 2018

A former Google employee - famously fired past year after suggesting in a memo that biology may play a role in the fact that there are more males than females in tech and leadership roles - has sued the online giant for discrimination against conservative, white men.

Two former Google employees have filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against Google, with the allegation that the company discriminates against conservative white men, The Hill reported. The memo in which he criticized the company's hiring practices, and claimed that disparities between men and women in the technology industry were at least partially due to behavioral differences between those genders due to biology, led to his firing from the company in August.

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In August, Google fired Damore for "perpetuating gender stereotypes". Google terminated Damore for the memo, saying it was contrary to the company's basic values and code of conduct.

Damore was sacked in August of 2017 after he penning a memo to a Google message board titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber".

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Read the full memo here.

The suit claims Google protected employees who silenced conservatives: "Google created an environment of protecting employees who harassed individuals who spoke out against Google's view or the 'Googley way, ' as it is sometimes known internally". The lawsuit contains dozens of pages of internal Google communications that the lawsuit alleges show bias at the company.

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"(Google applies) illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their quotas-in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others."

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