It's also alleged that management deleted emails and other records about diversity requirements late past year.
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". In the same statement, the spokesperson told the Journal, "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".
USA companies from beer brewer MillerCoors to candymaker Hershey Co., which use aluminum for manufacturing and packaging, said operations would be hurt by the tariffs.
What do you think of Wilberg's lawsuit? According to his lawsuit filed last month in San Mateo County, Google set hiring quotas and, at one point in 2017, explicitly informed recruiters to strictly hire "diverse" candidates. Both federal and California anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from making hiring decisions based on race or gender.
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.
He claims he "repeatedly opposed these illegal and discriminatory hiring practices by complaining to his managers and HR", telling them "it was illegal to have such hiring quotas favoring certain groups based on race and gender".
The lawsuit suggests that some of Google's efforts were clumsy, and may have been counterproductive.
He also alleges Google subjected him "to unsubstantiated performance reviews, performance criticisms and [terminated] his employment".
The punitive measures would level the unfair playing field that has persisted for years, and make it easier for American companies to expand and hire workers, Trump said. The former employee says he was sacked in late 2017, after complaining about its hiring policies. It's alleged the company instigated a policy to further workforce diversity.
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.
Meir Shemla, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Rotterdam School of Management, who recently co-authored a paper analyzing almost two decades of diversity policies, says the lawsuit is an example of a "deep misunderstanding of how to reap the benefits of diversity", which requires creating a psychologically safe environment where people can share conflicting ideas.