Silicon Valley's White Male Panic Takes Root at Google

04 March, 2018, 05:02 | Author: Larry Hoffman
  • NATION-NOW     Google hit with sexual harassment lawsuit alleging 'bro culture'             Google hit with sexual harassment suit alleging'bro culture

Wilberg-who worked at Google for nine years, including four years as a recruiter at YouTube-filed his lawsuit in January after he was sacked last November in what he claims was retaliation for his complaints about the hiring policies. He also claims that Google retaliated against him for opposing these policies, eventually firing him in November 2017. Wilberg also claims that a YouTube staffing manager instructed the YouTube recruiting team to "clean up" its diversity hiring practices, but told Wilberg that the changes were temporary and recruiters would return to quota-based hiring. "At the same time, we unapologetically try to find a diverse pool of qualified candidates for open roles, as this helps us hire the best people, improve our culture, and build better products".

Recruitment specialist Arne Wilberg, an employee at Google and its YouTube unit for nine years as a contractor and employee, filed a lawsuit in California, according to Bloomberg.

Wilberg, who spent nine years at Google before he was sacked last November, worked as a YouTube recruiter for four years.

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About two months ago, former Google engineer James Damore made headlines after filing a lawsuit against the huge tech company for allegedly discriminating against white male conservatives. And he alleges that internal documents known as "weekly recaps" show Google had set hiring targets for women, blacks and Latinos. The former employee says he was sacked in late 2017, after complaining about its hiring policies.

What do you think of Wilberg's lawsuit? Wilberg alleges that one black engineer reported that she was uncomfortable only being asked to interview black candidates.

He claims he "repeatedly opposed these illegal and discriminatory hiring practices by complaining to his managers and HR", telling them "it was illegal to have such hiring quotas favoring certain groups based on race and gender". Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying merely said in Beijing Friday that China urges the USA to follow trade rules.

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The lawsuit suggests that some of Google's efforts were clumsy, and may have been counterproductive.

Although Google initially fought not to disclose the demographic makeup of its workforce, the company was the first big company in Silicon Valley to release an annual diversity report, which is now common practice among tech firms.

In January a woman named Heidi Lamar sued the company on charges that women working as preschool teachers in Google's child care center were paid lower salaries than male counterparts who had fewer qualifications. Former Google employee James Damore had earlier claimed that he was sacked for writing an anti-diversity memo which caused controversy.

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Finally, a Department of Labor official has also accused Google of practicing "systemic" discrimination against female employees.

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