Former Google engineer James Damore, known for circulating a controversial diversity memo that led to his firing at Google in August of previous year, is now suing Google for discrimination in a lawsuit that aims to represent anyone working for Google who believes they have faced discrimination at the company on account of their "perceived conservative political views", "their male gender", or "their Caucasian race".
"Google's open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender, barred by law", says the lawsuit, filed by Dhillon Law Group.
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An ex-Google employee, fired after his internal memo arguing against the company's diversity efforts drew widespread criticism, has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company, NBC News reported.
Gudeman was sacked in 2016 because he made comments supporting now-President Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and because he questioned a co-worker's claims that he was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation exclusively because he was a Muslim, according to the complaint.
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Now he is suing his former employer for workplace discrimination, claiming that Google is biased against white men with conservative views.
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In a lengthy memo that went viral in August, Damore had argued against Google's "echo chamber" of liberal ideas.
"Google's management goes to extreme - and illegal - lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees at Google", it says.
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.