Ex-Google engineer who wrote gender memo sues

Former Google engineer James Damore, who was fired over a memo in which he argued that biological differences explained gender inequality in the tech industry, filed a lawsuit against the company on Monday, saying it discriminated against him. Google said when it fired him in August that he had violated its code of conduct by supporting harmful gender stereotypes in the workplace. Damore and another white former Google engineer, David Gudeman, argued in a proposed class action lawsuit in Santa Clara County, California, Superior Court that Google had “ostracized, belittled, and punished” them and others “for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males.”

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