James Damore Files Class Action Suit Against Google – For Discriminating Against Conservative White Males

James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired from the tech giant filed a class action lawsuit against Google in a Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California Monday.

Damore previously sent out a ten-page viewpoint diversity essay that made its rounds online which ultimately led to his firing in early August of 2017.

Demore claims Google discriminates against white males with conservative political views.


Pictured: James Demore

Tech Crunch reported on Demore’s lawsuit against Google:

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

Damore is joined in the suit by another former Google engineer named David Gudeman, who spent three years with Google working on a query engine. According to Gudeman’s LinkedIn profile, he left the company in December 2016 and has been self-employed since.

The lawsuit, filed by Dhillon Law Group, says it aims to represent all employees of Google who’ve been discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views by Google,” due to “their male gender by Google” and “due to their Caucasian race by Google.”

More specifically, it accuses Google of singling out, mistreating and systematically punishing and terminating 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’…”

The suit accuses Google of singling out, mistreating and systematically punishing and terminating 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’…”


Also according to the filing Google has “illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their  quotas, in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others.”

The suit also describes the atmosphere at Google towards white males as toxic.  The “presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with ‘boos’ during companywide weekly meetings.”

In contrast, women were celebrated at Google “solely due to their gender”.

Demore and Gudeman are seeking monetary and non-monetary and punitive damages.

Read the full lawsuit here.

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