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Google Slapped With Another Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against White And Asian Men

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Patty Aguilar | 02 March, 2018, 07:21

Lee's is the latest in a string of lawsuits that have targeted the company over workplace issues involving harassment, speech and diversity over the past year, and especially since an internal controversy over James Damore's controversial memo about gender burst into the open in August.

Loretta Lee, who began working for Google in 2008 and was sacked in 2016 for poor performance, filed the suit in February against Google for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination in a California court, Gizmodo reportedlate on Wednesday.

Now, Lee's suit alleges that she suffered regular sexual harassment, with male coworkers spiking her drinks with alcohol and shooting her with nerf guns.

Lee was pressured to file a formal complaint by human resources, but she resisted because she feared being labeled an informant. Lee said a male coworker texted her, asking if she wanted a "horizontal hug".

"Google's bro-culture contributed to Plaintiff's suffering frequent sexual harassment and gender discrimination, for which Google failed to take corrective action", the lawsuit read. A day later, another co-worker allegedly toyed with her breasts in public, which then led to prolonged discussions with HR, but officials found the claims "unsubstantiated". Even worse, her supervisors refused to approve her code and said she "needed improvement".

Lee was eventually terminated in 2016, Gizmodo reports, with the company citing poor performance as a result.

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Another colleague showed up at Lee's apartment with a bottle of liquor and offered to help her fix a problem with one of her devices. A supervisor said she "better be doing that on (her) own time". While working for the Silicon Valley goliath from 2008 to 2016 on its Los Angeles and Mountain View campuses, she endured on a daily basis creepy propositions and harassment by male colleagues, it was claimed, and then had her complaints ignored or met with hostility by management.

Shortly before being fired, Lee was in a vehicle accident and requested medical leave - but Google didn't accommodate her requests, her lawsuit says.

Google had "irrefutable policies, memorialized in writing and consistently implemented in practice, of systematically discriminating in favor job applicants who are Hispanic, African American, or female, and against Caucasian and Asian men", the lawsuit claims as featured in Bloomberg.

In a statement to Gizmodo, a Google spokesperson said the company has strong policies against harassment and that it reviews each complaint filed.

But in a different lawsuit filed last week, another former male Google engineer alleged the exact opposite.

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