Google will face a lawsuit in California accusing the company of bias against Conservative candidates as part of the first lawsuit brought against it by James Damore, author of the famous "Google memo" of 2017.
Damore left the trial last year and entered into arbitration with the company. But the lawsuit, which argues that Google 's hiring practices are biased against Whites and Asians, conservatives and men, will go forward after surviving a dismissal motion from the US. ;business. In A declaration, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said that the trial would now go to the discovery phase.
The plaintiffs in the case are seeking certification from the group to represent the persons for whom they have been discriminated against, a decision will be made at a later date.
In legal filings, Google has challenged the fact that the Conservatives are an identifiable class under the law. In a decision, the judge in charge of the case said that the court "had indeed doubts" on the viability of the idea, but that it leaves for the moment the business advance. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the decision.
In 2017, Damore published a memo question Google's diversity practices and attribute gender differences to biological differences between engineering internships. The memo was widely shared and criticized in Google, then in the world, and Damore was eventually fired by the company. In particular, he tried to convince the National Labor Relations Board, which had decided that Google was in his right turn Damore.