Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

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

Back in August, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the controversy, which questioned the biological ability of women workers in technology, directly in a memo to employees.

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.

In August, Google fired Damore for "perpetuating gender stereotypes".

The lawsuit is being filed by Dhillon Law Group, and former Google engineer David Gudeman is also a member of the suit.

The suit also goes on to say, "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". That practice is "openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others", the lawsuit claimed.

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Mr. Damore has battled publicly with Google since he was sacked in August for writing an internal memo criticizing the company's efforts to increase diversity among its workforce, initiatives he said discriminated against white men.

He said he felt his suit would "really help make Google a truly inclusive place".

When asked if he would want to be reinstated at Google, Damore said he would welcome the chance to return and felt he could help improve the culture there.

"I agree that there is an ideological echo chamber inside Google (I'm a SWE there)", one self-identified Google engineer, called Ida, wrote in a blog post on Y Combinator.

It alleges that Google singles out and punish employees like Damore who expressed views that don't align with how the majority of employees at the tech firm feel about politics and diversity efforts. Google denied those claims to NBC News.

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