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James Damore, Author Of Infamous Memo, SUES Google For Racial Discrimination

09 January 2018, 12:43 | Harold Aguilar

James Damore, Author Of Infamous Memo, SUES Google For Racial Discrimination

The Google engineer fired over his controversial 'diversity memo&apos files discrimination suit

James Damore, the former Google engineer who was sacked after distributing a memo questioning the company's diversity policies, filed a class action lawsuit on Monday claiming racial discrimination by the technology giant.

The lawsuit, filed Monday by Mr. Damore and another former Google employee with California Superior Court of Santa Clara County, also claims that the company uses illegal quotas in order to hire women and minorities.

James Damore, who was sacked in August for internally circulating a manifesto that argued Google's gender pay gap was the result of genetic inferiority, said in a lawsuit filed in Santa Clara Superior Court that the search giant "singled out, mistreated, and systemically punished and terminated" employees that deviated from the company's view on diversity.

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".


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

In August, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a memo to employees that the tech firm fired Damore because he violated the company's code of conduct, which states that Googlers should "do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination".

The memo highlights some of the reasons, aside from bias, why there may be a disparity between the amount of men and women working in the tech field and non-discriminatory solutions to fixing the gap.

This newspaper reached out to Google and this post will be updated.



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