(THE VERGE) — The author of the controversial memo that upended Google in August is suing the company, alleging that white, male conservatives are systematically discriminated against by Google.
James Damore was fired as an engineer after a manifesto questioning the benefits of diversity programs was widely passed around the company. In a new lawsuit, he and another fired engineer claim that “employees who expressed views deviating from the majority view at Google on political subjects raised in the workplace and relevant to Google’s employment policies and its business, such as ‘diversity’ hiring policies, ‘bias sensitivity,’ or ‘social justice,’ were/are singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google, in violation of their legal rights.”
Attorneys for Damore and the other engineer, David Gudeman, filed the lawsuit today in Santa Clara Superior Court, and are seeking to represent others whose rights they claim were also violated. The lawsuit contains dozens of pages of internal Google communications that the lawsuit alleges show bias at the company.
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