It looks like James Damore is doubling-down on his woman hating manifesto.
Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired after he wrote a controversial memo claiming that biological differences between men and women might explain why there’s a gender gap in tech, is alleging in a lawsuit that the tech firm discriminates against men, conservatives and white people.
According to the East Bay Times, the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday and seeks class-action status, claims that Google uses “illegal hiring quotas” to employ a certain percentage of women and minorities and shames managers who don’t meet those goals.
Google singles out and punishes employees like Damore who express views that don’t align with how the majority of employees at the tech firm feel about politics and diversity efforts, the lawsuit alleges.
“There’s kind of a ‘Lord of the Flies’ mentality there where a person can be singled out and then group shamed, bullied and fired,” said Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer for the Dhillon Law Group, in a press conference on Monday.
Another white conservative former Google engineer, David Gudeman, is also named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Gudeman worked for the tech firm from 2013 to 2016, but was also fired from Google after an employee alleged that he accused a Muslim co-worker of terrorism, the lawsuit alleges.
The complaint, which is 161 pages and was filed with the California Superior Court of Santa Clara County, also claims that Google publicly endorses “blacklisting conservatives,” preventing them from getting a job at the tech firm, and fails to protect President Donald Trump’s supporters from workplace harassment.
The lawsuit alleges that Google violated California labor laws and the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act by discriminating against certain employees like Damore.
Meanwhile, Google is also facing another lawsuit alleging that it pays women less than men.