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If not, he's the engineer who was sacked from his position at Google past year for writing a memo inferring that women aren't biologically as adept at being engineers as men, and questioning the wisdom of Silicon Valley's diversity efforts, minuscule though they are.

Damore's attorneys filed the lawsuit in California's Santa Clara Superior Court, and implored those whose rights were also reportedly violated by Google to come forward, especially if they were conservative white males. "Google's management goes to extreme - and illegal - lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees at Google".

Damore came to fame after he wrote the now-infamous "Google Manifesto, " where he pointed out that "differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don't have 50% representation of women in tech".

There are dozens upon dozens of pages in the suit with memes, e-mails, messages, posts, letters, and documents from Google employees exercising anti-Conservative views, pro-violence rhetoric, and invectives directed at straight white males.

There's no court date set as yet, but Google isn't backing down on its stance.

The suit claims employees were awarded peer bonuses for arguing against Damore: "In one example of this, an employee gave a Peer Bonus to another employee, and stated that the bonus was for 'speaking up for googley values and promoting [diversity and inclusion] in the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is [Damore's Memo].' The Google Recognition Team reviewed this justification, considered it appropriate, and allowed the bonus to proceed".

The lawsuit also claims Google endorsed "blacklists" to keep track of politically conservative employees and prevented right-wing figures like Alex Jones from visiting the company headquarters.

"This is about changing the behavior and attitude of Silicon Valley, where now the only acceptable form of discrimination... is that it's okay to disparage, smear, belittle, bully and discriminate against conservatives and white men", said Dhillon.

Ex-Google engineer sues former employers for discrimination

The suit includes as evidence of discrimination a meeting held in March ("Women's History Month") in which two women, Ruth Porat, the Chief Financial Officer of Google, and Eileen Naughton, the Human Resources Director of Google.

Google is also facing allegations that it discriminated against women who taught its employees' children at the company's preschool.

CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff after Damore was sacked: "That to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK".

A representative for Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This conduct put Google firmly in breach of employment law, the suit claimed.

All this means busy times ahead for Google's legal department, which is also fighting a resurgent discrimination lawsuit brought by ex-Googlers upset they were being stiffed on pay and promotions due to being women.

Damore became a media mainstay after penning a highly controversial 3,300-word memo arguing against Google's perceived culture of political correctness.

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