Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Damore Lawsuit: Google Internal Communications Reveal Anti-White, Anti-Male Attitudes

Damore Lawsuit: Google Internal Communications Reveal Anti-White, Anti-Male Attitudes

Former Google engineer James Damore is suing the Mountain View company for discriminating against him for his political views, after he was sacked in August for writing a controversial memo that said men were more biologically prone to careers in coding than women.

The Dhillon Law Group said it was filing a class action law suit on behalf of James Damore and others it says were discriminated against due to their "perceived conservative political views", their gender and their Caucasian race.

Google fired Damore in August after the engineer circulated his memo, addressing what he deemed to be an "ideological echo chamber" at the company.

Pichai said Damore raised some important questions about Google's diversity programs, but crossed a line when he suggested, as he paraphrased, that his female colleagues may "have traits that make them less biologically suited" to competitive positions in engineering. Specifically, discriminating against white, Conservative males. "Within his lawsuit, Damore further insists that the company "[shames] Google business units for failing to achieve numerical gender parity", and his attorneys characterize him as "surprised" by Google's reaction to his manifesto.

Ex-Google engineer, David Gudeman, is also listed as a plaintiff in the suit. The complaint seeks to be certified as a class action that will represent all current and former Google workers who believe they were discriminated against for expressing conservative viewpoints, a group that also could include women.

In their lawsuit, the pair claimed Google staffers openly discussed in meetings how women and members of certain ethic groupings would receive preferential treatment when it came to hiring and promotions.

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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".

In the complaint, filed in California court, Damore contends that Google "ostracized, belittled and punished" him and a fellow plaintiff, and that he and others who share his views at Google long have been "singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google, in violation of their legal rights".

Likewise, in 2015 Gudeman was reprimanded by Google HR after he posted comments to a document being shared internally at Google.

Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

"We look forward to defending against Mr. Damore's lawsuit in court", a Google spokesman told Fox News, via email.

After the controversy swelled, Danielle Brown, Google's recently appointed vice-president for diversity, integrity and governance, sent a statement to staff condemning Damore's views and reaffirmed the company's stance on diversity. The four women claimed Google underpaid them compared with their male counterparts.

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