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

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

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

An ex-Google recruiter is suing the company, claiming that Google forced him to discriminate against hiring white and Asian men in an effort to make the company more diverse.

The suit says Google set quotas for hiring minorities and in 2017, instructed staff to cancel interviews with candidates that were not black, Hispanic or female and "purge" the applications white and Asian men.

In another lawsuit this week, Google was dragged to court by a former female employee, who claimed that she often faced discrimination because of the so-called "bro culture" at the company.

A Google spokeswoman reportedly said the company will vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.

The recruiter, Arne Wilberg, claimed that he was sacked in November 2017 because he complained about the hiring practices, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Wilberg alleges he was sacked in retaliation for complaining to human resources about the company's hiring practices.

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Last month Google was hit with another discrimination lawsuit after Tim Chevalier alleged he was sacked for his liberal political activism whilst working for the company.

Wilberg said that in 2016 and 2017, he and his fellow recruiters were told on several occasions to approve or dismiss job candidates based exclusively on whether they were women, black or Latino.

The company is now facing two other gender based lawsuits, one alleging it discriminates against woman and another arguing discrimination against conservative white men. USA Today is reporting that Arnie Wilberg, who was a recruiter for YouTube alleges that management also deleted emails and other records of diversity requirements.

Wilberg claims that his manager sent the team an email that stated, "please continue with L3 candidates in process and only accept new L3 candidates that are from historically underrepresented groups".

"The stated goal of these policies was to achieve "Diversity" in the Google workforce and to manage public relations problems arising from the under-representation of women and certain minority groups in the Google workforce, particularly in engineering positions".

Google is YouTube's parent company. The suit claims that one Google recruiter complained that managers spoke about black people as if they were objects. This time, the plaintiff is a recruiter - someone who was actually responsible for carrying out Google's diversity initiatives, and who found them discriminatory.

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