Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against white men, conservatives

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FILE – This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. A revised gender pay lawsuit seeking class action status against Google faults the search giant’s practice of asking new hires about their prior salary, a practice now banned in California because it perpetuates existing biases against women. The suit […]

A former engineer who wrote a sexist manifesto disparaging Google’s efforts to close the gender gap is now suing, claiming the search giant discriminates against conservative white men.

James Damore’s controversial 10-page memo, posted to an internal Google message board in August, posited that women are underrepresented in tech because of “personality differences” between the sexes — not because of any workplace discrimination they may experience.

The memo, which cited women’s “neuroticism” as a reason there are fewer female workers in high-stress jobs, was published the following day by the tech website Gizmodo and went viral. Damore was quickly fired. Click here for more.

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