A former Google employee has filed a lawsuit alleging his ouster was driven by a corporate culture that discriminates against white men and people with conservative views.
Five months after his firing, software engineer James Demore wants a legal reckoning with his former employer.
The class action lawsuit-involving Damore and former employee David Gudeman cites a 'violation of California labor code' and what the plaintiff describes as Google's 'open hostility' for conservative thought.
Leading some employees to be 'singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google.'
"Just having a diverse set of people and a diverse set of views, and just having people feel comfortable and not having them be so *harshly punished* for just expressing themselves," said Damore.
Demore was fired after posting a controversial memo on a company message board, that criticized Google for pushing mentoring and diversity programs and for "alienating conservatives."
In a company email sent right after the firing Goggle executives said Demore's post was "contrary to our basic values and our code of conduct."