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.
In a lawsuit, Arne Wilberg, a former recruiter at YouTube (and white male), stated that the parent company, Google, had established quotas for hiring underrepresented minorities to push the hiring of the underrepresented minorities, according to The Wall Street Journal. 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.
Wilberg's lawsuit alleges that Google investigated hiring practices at YouTube and, sometime in mid-2017 told staff to stop tracking the hiring of minorities.
"We have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merit, not their identity". "At the same time, we unapologetically try to find a diverse pool of qualified candidates for open roles, as this helps us hire the best people, improve our culture, and build better products".
Wilberg also claims that Google "policy documents" directed the firm's YouTube recruiters to hire only "diverse" people for the third quarter of 2017.
Wilberg said his manager sent an email to his team past year, telling them to only accept candidates from "historically underrepresented groups" for a particular job opening.
According to the lawsuit, Wilberg's attempt to raise the issue of quotas did not go unnoticed.
"We will vigorously defend this lawsuit".
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The problem is that mandatory quotas based on gender or ethnicity may violate United States anti-discrimination laws, depending on how they're implemented.
When James Damore posted an inflammatory memo to an internal Google message board last year, he unleashed a bitterness that had seemingly been simmering beneath the surface of Silicon Valley for years.
Google is facing diverse diversity lawsuits. One person allegedly "complained that managers were speaking about blacks like they were objects".
In response to the lawsuit, Leslie Miley, a former engineering director at Slack and former engineering manager at Twitter, tweeted about the irony of Wilberg's concern for fair labor practices, which did not seem to apply to Google's largely homogenous workforce or its gender pay gap, the subject of a Department of Labor investigation as well as a civil suit.
Google has denied the company implemented discriminatory policies toward Caucasian and Asian men.
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.
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.