Fired Google engineer who wrote controversial memo sues tech firm

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

James Damore, a fired Google engineer famous for penning a memo that argued lack of diversity in tech is in part because women are biologically inferior to men, has sued his former employer. 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. He is joined in the lawsuit by another former Google engineer, David Gudeman. Damore was quickly fired.

James Damore, who was sacked in August for internally circulating a manifesto that argued Google's gender pay gap was the result of genetic inferiority, said in a lawsuit filed in Santa Clara Superior Court that the search giant "singled out, mistreated, and systemically punished and terminated" employees that deviated from the company's view on diversity.

"Google's open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender". "This included employment and business-related topics such as "'diversity" hiring policies, "bias sensitivity" or "social justice.'" The lawsuit also alleges that Google uses illegal hiring quotas in order to fill positions with female and minority candidates.

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.

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In a press conference with his attorney on Monday, Damore said Google employees "felt like they couldn't talk about anything".

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.

This newspaper reached out to Google and this post will be updated.

Google terminated Gudeman in 2016 after he made comments suggesting a Muslim colleague had a link to terrorism.

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