Money Ex-Google engineer fired over diversity memo sues company

23:38  08 january  2018
23:38  08 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer The lawsuit also accused Google of maintaining a secret blacklist of conservative media personalities who are not allowed inside the company ’s offices.

The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

James Damore and another former Google engineer, David Gudeman, filed the lawsuit as a proposed class action in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.

The company has failed to protect employees from workplace harassment related to their support of U.S. President Donald Trump or conservative political views, according to the lawsuit.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

Damore caused an uproar in Silicon Valley last year when he wrote an internal memo, which later became public, asserting that "biological causes" are behind gender inequality in the tech industry.

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said when Damore was fired that portions of the memo "violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace."

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