Google Memo Author James Damore Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males

09 January 2018, 12:26 | Andres Norman

Ex-employees File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Claiming Google

Google Memo Author James Damore Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males

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 argued that differences in pay between men and women in the technology sector are not entirely related to bias against women, but are partly attributable to biological differences between the genders.

He was later identified as the author and fired.

As BuzzFeed News reports, several women have filed discrimination suits against Google, alleging that the company paid them less than their male counterparts, and faulting the company for asking the female hires about prior pay.

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Danielle Brown, at that time the Google vice president of diversity, responded to the document in a memo, writing that the document "advanced incorrect assumptions about gender" and that "it's not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages".

The plaintiffs and their attorneys say Google "singled out, mistreated and systematically punished and terminated" employees who disagreed with the majority view about "diversity", "bias sensitivity" and "social justice".

It goes on to say that these dissenters were internally blacklisted due to their views. Meanwhile, Google's HR department allegedly accused a conservative employee of "inciting violence" after he stated that he would teach traditional gender roles to his children. The suit alleges that Google's diversity efforts are unlawful, citing "illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates" as an example. "This is the essence of discrimination - Google formed opinions about and then treated plaintiffs not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in groups with assumed characteristics". Categories of those screenshots include "anti-Caucasian postings" and "Googler reactions to the Damore memo".

Google was not immediately available for comment.



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