According to the Verge, Google's workforce is now 69% male and 91% white or Asian. As the needle failed to move on the share of black and Hispanic engineers, frustration intensified toward an industry that wants to influence the globe, but can't change itself. This week, Loretta Lee, a female software engineer who worked at Google for seven years before she was sacked in 2016, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that she was routinely sexually harassed at Google, and that the company did not intervene.
YouTube previous year stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because they didn't help the world's largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity, according to a civil lawsuit filed by a former employee. 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. The lawsuit was filed in a California court by Arne Wilberg, who worked at Google and YouTube for about nine years.
Recruiters at Youtube allegedly had a "diversity tracker" and were given yearly diversity hiring goals.
Wilberg claimed that YouTube circulated an internal document telling recruiters to hire only diverse candidates for three months during 2017.
The complaint paints recruiters inside Google as desperate to "manage the public relations problems" arising from the lack of women and underrepresented minorities. "We have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merit, not their identity", a spokesman said.
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The company also "had a practice of systematically discriminating against older engineers in its hiring practices", according to the suit.
The problem is that mandatory quotas based on gender or ethnicity may violate USA anti-discrimination laws, depending on how they're implemented.
Google has been slapped with yet another lawsuit over its diversity efforts.
Google is YouTube's parent company. He claims one co-worker "complained that managers were speaking about blacks like they were objects" during conversations about a initiative called "Project Mirror" that was to see recruiters only interviewing potential hires of their same race or gender.