This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
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First ex-Google engineer James Damore called his former employer for firing him after he received a memo saying: women are not suitable for tech jobs. Now an ex-Google employee has his own claim against the company, after he came hard against Damore.
Tim Knight in the complaint, which Wired calls a “new window into the simmering culture war within Google about a diversity”—says Google look of him because he was too “politically liberal” on internal message boards, where he posted comments about Damore “misogynistic” memo, and accused Damore of having a “white boy” privilege.
Damore some of Chevalier of the messages in its own pack to prove that there was discrimination against white males in Google. Other Knight messages that irritated HR in which he ripped into GOPers after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville this past summer, per Ars Technica. A manager also allegedly told Chevalier he was too deep in the “social activism.” Knight, who identifies as a “disabled, queer, transgender man, says that he should have the right to go after those harassing others and that “anti-discrimination laws are meant to protect marginalized and underrepresented groups, not those who attack them.” His suit claims that Google’s work environment was “hostile and offensive” that it does not protect the woman, HETEROSEXUAL, and minority workers, per Gizmodo, who notes talked to three other current or ex-employees who say they were reprimanded for speaking out about sexism or racism.
In a statement, Google says that it’s all for “lively debate,” but “, such as a workplace, that does not mean that everything is allowed. All employees acknowledge our code of conduct … under which the promotion of harmful stereotypes on the basis of race or gender is not allowed.” (A Google search turned out this man is innocent.)
This article originally appeared on Newser: Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing