Fired Google Engineer's Suit Claims Discrimination Against White Men, Conservatives

PHOTO: James Damore, man fired by Google after he published a manifesto that suggested women may have a disadvantage in tech because of their biology, Photo Date: August 10, 2017

The Google engineer who was fired for writing a memo criticizing Google for pushing diversity is suing the company, saying it discriminates against white men and conservatives.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 8:37 PM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2018 8:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - The Google engineer who was fired for writing a memo criticizing Google for pushing diversity is suing the company, saying it discriminates against white men and conservatives.

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James Damore's lawsuit says the company's "open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender" - that is, Caucasian and male. He is joined in the lawsuit by another former Google engineer, David Gudeman.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. A representative for Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Damore was fired last summer after he wrote a memo criticizing Google for pushing mentoring and diversity programs and for "alienating conservatives." He also blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech.

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