Google discriminates against men and underpays women - lawsuits

Google discriminates against men and underpays women - lawsuits

James Damore, the guy who was sacked from Google after writing a 10-page screed accusing the company of discriminating against conservative white men, has filed a lawsuit against his previous employers and oh wow, it is ... something.

Damore filed alongside co-plaintiff David Gudeman and the lawsuit also seeks class action status in order to represent, "all employees of Google discriminated against (i) due to their perceived conservative political views...(ii) due to their male gender...and/or (iii) due to their Caucasian race".

James Damore, the software engineer fired from Google after ironically firing off a neurotic memo about "neurotic" women, has launched a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. against his former employer.

Damore's memo, the one that went viral and prompted his firing, was written in response to a call at the end of this diversity summit meeting for feedback on the presentation.

Damore further alleges that the human resource department of Google didn't take any action even after having acknowledged the fact that conservative employees "did not feel included".

After Damore's memo went public and he lost his job, the internet joined in a good ol' fashioned pile-on, informing Damore that if he felt alienated, it was likely less to do with being conservative or white or male, and more for being giant asshat who believed (and proudly shared his beliefs) that women were biologically unfit for jobs in tech.

Former Google employee James Damore sues the company for discrimination against conservative white men.

The other bloke in the suit was David Gudeman who was sacked in 2016 after making comments about a Muslim colleague that implied he could be a terrorist because he had just visited Pakistan.

Google discriminates against men and underpays women - lawsuits

The complaints in the lawsuit range from harassment to discrimination in promotion.

All this is happening while Google is fighting back claims that women at the company have been systematically underpaid.

"Google's open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender, barred by law", the lawsuit alleges.

His claims: that Google unfairly discriminates against white men whose political views are unpopular with its executives.

Google said it fired Damore for violating the company code of conduct and advancing "harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".

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

In September 2017, three female ex-employees of Google filed their own lawsuit, claiming the company did not pay men and women equally, a claim which Google has denied.

The suit features an image of an e-mail from Alex Hidalgo who works at Google who explicitly told Damore that he was a misogynist and that he would harass him until one of them was sacked.

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