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.
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.
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.
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.
Please click here to view the Complaint.
Please click here to view the Amended Complaint.
Press Conference on Google Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
According to James Damore:
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!
Read James Damore's Full Google Memo
Read more about Google, Damore, and our lawsuit below:
Wall Street Journal: Two Suits Catch Google in Middle of Gender Debate
Fortune Magazine: James Damore Sues Google for Discrimination Against White Men
Financial Times: Google accused of discriminating against white male conservatives
The Australian: Diversity rebel James Damore sues Google
International Business Times: Who Is James Damore? Fired Google Engineer Sues For Discrimination Against Conservative White Men
Silicon Valley Business Journals: Fired Google engineer James Damore sues company, alleging harassment and retaliation