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James Damore, the Google employee who was fired after writing a memo accusing the tech giant of “alienating conservatives” at its Bay area headquarters, has filed a class action lawsuit along with another former Google engineer for wrongful termination.
The suit, filed in the Santa Clara Superior Court in California with David Gudeman, charges Google discriminated against them and other employees for their political views and for being white males.
“Damore, Gudeman and other class members were ostracized, belittled and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/ or males,” the lawsuit alleges.
“This is the essence of DISCRIMINATION – Google formed opinions about and then treated Plaintiffs not based on their individual merits but rather on their membership in groups with assumed characteristics.”
The complaint also provides evidence that Google managers developed “BLACKLISTS” of conservative employees with whom they would not work on any project.
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The complaint also provides evidence that some Google managers have BLACKLISTS of conservative employees they won’t hire or with whom they refuse to work.
Throughout the summer of 2015 according to the complaint, a Google employee discussed the BLACKLIST issue with several other concerned employees.
In early August 2015, the Google employee then raised “the issue of race and gender discrimination / harassment” at Google with Urs Holzle, a senior vice president.
“This resulted in a targeted campaign of harassment and threats of BLACKLISTING directed at Google employees, which the Google management did nothing to stop. In fact, several members of management made statements that had the net effect of encouraging ‘unambiguous social pecking’ of political dissidents.”
The complaint also names three managers who publicly endorsed BLACKLISTING conservatives and actively preventing them from seeking employment opportunities at Google.
One manager stated in reference to conservatives, whom he categorized as “hostile voices”:
“I will never, ever hire / transfer you onto my team. Ever. I don’t care if you are perfect, fit or technically excellent or whatever. I will actively not work with you, even to the point where your team or product is impacted by this decision. I’ll communicate why to your manager if it comes up.”
The complaint says other Google employees also suggested terminating employees with conservative values that did not comport with their own.
“One even suggested firing an employee twice simply to get the point across – CONSERVATIVES WERE NOT WELCOME AT GOOGLE.”
( “Juicy Details Revealed As Lawsuit Says Google Firing Conservatives : Tech Giant Fosters Protected, Distorted Bubble Of Groupthink” by Art Moore, World Net Daily : January 9, 2018 )