In a twist of irony, James Damore, the previous Google worker fired over the notorious anti-diversity memo final 12 months, is suing the corporate for discrimination.
The lawsuit shouldn’t be explicitly about Damore’s memo. As a substitute, Damore and one other former engineer are suing the tech big for not sufficiently defending its workers. Particularly, the 2 imagine the corporate ought to have protected white male workers who maintain conservative view factors or supported President Donald Trump.
In keeping with Reuters, the lawsuit reads:
Damore, Gudeman, and different class members have been ostracized, belittled, and punished for his or her heterodox political beliefs, and for the added sin of their beginning circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males.
The lawsuit additionally alleges secret in-house blacklists in opposition to conservative media figures who weren’t allowed to go to the workplaces. You possibly can learn the entire textual content of it right here, although be warned it’s fairly lengthy. It additionally consists of screenshots of social media postings as proof.
The 2 are asking for compensation of some form, in addition to an injunction in opposition to Google for its perceived discrimination. In keeping with TIME, a Google spokesperson mentioned in a press release, “We sit up for defending in opposition to Mr. Damore’s lawsuit in courtroom.”