Suit: Google, YouTube Worked Against Hiring White, Asian Men

Google accused of excluding Asians, whites for some positions

YouTube, on the other hand, says Wilberg's allegations are off-base. He claims he was let go after criticizing, and refusing to conform to, Google's hiring mandate to prioritize candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups, and de-prioritize white and Asian men.

Wilberg alleges that several employees complained to Google about the company's hiring policies, but were either ignored, transferred, or demoted. Thursday, Arne Wilberg, a former technical recruiter in Google's YouTube unit, filed suit, alleging that YouTube illegally used quotas as recently as past year in an attempt to hire more black, Latinx, and female engineers.

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

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. James Damore, who was sacked after criticizing Google's diversity efforts, filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in January.

Google, on the other hand, completely rejected the claims, and says that their hiring policy strongly considers the merit of the candidate over the identities.

Further, she stated that the company is not hesitant in accepting that they look for a diverse pool of qualified candidates for open roles, and this helps them in hiring the best people, improve culture and build better products. According to his lawsuit filed last month in San Mateo County, Google set hiring quotas and, at one point in 2017, explicitly informed recruiters to strictly hire "diverse" candidates.

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Google has been training its employees how to recognize unconscious bias, but Damore's memo is proof that diversity is not always seen as part of Google's cultural values.

One person, referring to the initiative, reportedly "complained that managers were speaking about blacks like they were objects".

Officer of Google, and Eileen Naughton ("Naughton"), the Human Resources Director of Google.

A few months back, James Damore, a former Google employee, claimed that he was sacked for writing an anti-diversity memo, which triggered loads of controversy both within and outside the organization.

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.

Damore, however, is going ahead with the class-action lawsuit against the search giant where he is determined to prove the discrimination against white conservative men.

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