- Business Insider
- Conservatives at Google are complaining to HR when colleagues talk about diversity issues, according to a new Wired report.
- Employees told Wired HR is being “weaponized.”
- The story comes a few weeks after former Google engineer James Damore said he’s suing the company for discrimination against white and male conservatives.
Conservative employees at Google are filing complaints to the company’s HR department in attempts to shut down conversations about diversity, according to a new Wired story.
The Wired story says conservatives at Google are engaging in conversations about diversity and then complaining to HR that the comments from their colleagues are offensive to white men and/or conservatives. In effect, these employees are using Google’s own HR policies against it to prove a point.
From the Wired story:
Meanwhile, inside Google, the diversity advocates say some employees have “weaponized human resources,” by goading them into inflammatory statements, which are then captured and reported to HR for violating Google’s mores around civility or for offending white men.
The Wired story also charts how far-right groups online are exposing the identities of LGBTQ Google employees, a practice that started around the same time former engineer James Damore wrote his infamous memo on diversity at the company that led to his firing last year. Damore is suing Google for discrimination.