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. The memo said that "genetic differences" may explain "why we don't see equal representation of women in tech and leadership".
Another former Google engineer, David Gudeman, is also named in the lawsuit. Damore was quickly fired.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the Santa Clara Superior Court on Monday, alleges that Google "discriminated against employees for their perceived conservative political views", as well as due to their "male gender", and "Caucasian race", and "systematically punished" them. Pichai said that "portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".
The complaint, which can be read in full below, is packed full of examples of internal communications at Google showing the intense pressure that was brought to bear on conservatives at the company, as well as anyone who disagreed with the political priorities of its progressive employees.
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"(Google applies) illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their quotas-in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others."
James Damore was sacked as an engineer after a manifesto questioning the benefits of diversity programs was widely passed around the company.
James Damore was fired from his engineering job at Google previous year after he wrote a memo that criticized the company's diversity efforts and argued that the low number of women in engineering positions was a result of biological differences.