Google Employment Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit

Court Rules in Favor of Class of Discriminated Google Applicants

On June 7, 2019, the Santa Clara County Superior Court held a hearing in which he ruled in favor of the class of Google applicants who were discriminated against on the basis of their political viewpoint, gender, and race. The court denied Google’s two motions—(1) a Demurrer to or Motion to Strike Class Allegations; and (2) a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings—attacking portions of Plaintiffs’ claims.


"Suing a gigantic corporation like Google is an expensive and arduous endeavor. It has taken us nearly 18 months just to get out of the starting gates thanks to various motions and delays."

The court overruled Google’s demurrer regarding the supposed Political Subclass claims, and denied Google’s alternative motion to strike the allegations supporting those claims, since the burden to show that certification of the Political Subclass is appropriate rests with the Plaintiffs. In addition, Google’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings was denied because an applicant did not satisfy the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s administrative exhaustion requirement with regard to his allegations on behalf of Asian job applicants.

Plaintiffs’ case will now move forward, with discovery on the issues alleged in the lawsuit regarding Google’s alleged unlawful employment practices and refusal to hire individuals on the basis of their protected characteristics under California employment law.

Class Action Lawsuit filed against Google

On January 8, 2018, Dhillon Law Group filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of James Damore and others similarly situated against Google for its discriminatory employment practices.

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James Damore Google Discrimination Lawsuit

Fund Google Case Seeking Fairness For Employees

"We are the men and women plaintiffs (named and anonymous) in the Google lawsuit alleging workplace bias against women and men with views perceived as conservative; men; and Caucasian/Asian people who work at Google, worked at Google, or applied to work at Google but were not hired because of Google's unlawful employment practices. Some of us were fired for our views or other protected characteristics. Some of us have been bullied, silenced, shamed, humiliated, and retaliated against for raising issues about Google's quotas, blacklists, and discrimination against those who challenge its workplace practices. Google is the most powerful corporation in the world, worth over $700 billion and with an ability to affect every aspect of our lives. To fight against Google's misconduct, and to protect the rights of all Google employees/applicants, we need the support of people like you at any dollar level to make sure that we get our day in court, and have the resources we need to win this fight. These funds are not for the plaintiffs' personal expenses or use but for the legal case only. Please help -- and share!"

In the news

CNN:Engineers sue Google for allegedly discriminating against white men and conservatives
Wall Street Journal:Two Suits Catch Google in Middle of Gender Debate
New York Times:Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men
BBC:Google sued over ‘male discrimination’
Bloomberg: Google Engineer Sues Over Firing for Memo on Gender Differences
Forbes:James Damore Is Suing Google Over Its Treatment Of Conservative White Men
LA Times:James Damore sues Google, alleging discrimination against whites and men
Washington Post:Google, Twitter face new lawsuits alleging discrimination against conservative voices
Fox News:James Damore sues Google, claims tech giant discriminates against white conservative men
Yahoo Finance:Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination
Fortune Magazine:James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination Against White Men
CBS SF Bay Area:Google Engineer Fired Over Memo Slamming Diversity Sues For Reverse Discrimination
CNBC: The Google engineer fired over his controversial ‘diversity memo’ is suing the company, alleging discrimination
Financial Times:Google accused of discriminating against white male conservatives
KPCC: Lawsuit alleges Google discriminates against conservative white men
The Australian: Diversity rebel James Damore sues Google
AOL:The engineer fired for his memo about women in tech is suing Google for discrimination
Gizmodo:Anti-Diversity Memo Author Sues Google for Alleged Discrimination Against White Conservative Men
International Business Times:Who Is James Damore? Fired Google Engineer Sues For Discrimination Against Conservative White Men
Business Insider:Google managers kept blacklists of conservative employees — and one manager even considered holding ‘trials’, alleges a new lawsuit
Time Magazine: Fired Programmer James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination — Against White Men
Huffington Post:Former Google Engineer Suing Company Over Perceived Discrimination Against White Men
Buzzfeed News:Google Memo Author James Damore Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males
RT:Ex-Google engineer fired for ‘diversity memo’ sues over anti-white male discrimination
Jezebel:Anti-Diversity Memo Writer Sues Google for Discriminating Against Conservative White Men
Breitbart:Google Engineer to James Damore: ‘I Will Hound You Until One of Us Is Fired’
Salon:Google — which is 61% white, 70% male — sued by ex-employee for discriminating against white males
Fox News Nation:Fired Employee’s Lawsuit Exposes Google’s Culture of Ignorant Intolerance
SF Weekly:James Damore Sues Google on Behalf of White Men
Silicon Valley Business Journals: Fired Google engineer James Damore sues company, alleging harassment and retaliation
Independent UK: James Damore: Ex-Google employee sues company for discriminating against ‘white, conservative men’
Metro UK:Google criticised for talk by worker ‘who sexually identifies as an ornate building’

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