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Fired Google engineer's suit alleges reverse discrimination

AP  |  San Francisco 

A fired for writing a memo questioning Google's commitment to diversity has filed a lawsuit alleging his ouster was driven by a corporate culture that discriminates against white men and people with conservative views, including supporters of

The 161-page complaint filed yesterday on behalf of James Damore and another former depicts as an elitist company that shuns employees who dare to deviate from a liberal agenda embraced by its management and most of its workforce.

The lawsuit was filed in Superior and comes five months after fired Damore for writing a 10-page memo entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber."

In that missive, Damore criticized for pushing mentoring and diversity programs and for "alienating conservatives." He also blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech.

Damore, 28, says he submitted early versions of his memo to Google's human resources department without being reprimanded. Just a few days after Damore posted the memo on an internal message board, it was leaked to a

fired him Aug 7 amid an uproar among workers offended by its themes.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 10:00 IST