April Carly complained that she was finished after she spoke.
Civil rights attorney Ben Krump filed a racism lawsuit against Google this week, claiming that there was a pattern of racial discrimination against minority workers.
“Former Google employees came for their dream job, which turned into a nightmare because of the bigoted, discriminatory, racist culture that exists within Google,” Kramp said at a news conference Monday.
The lawsuit was filed in April by Carly and other former and current black employees of Google, alleging a pattern and practice of racial discrimination. Carly said he was fired illegally after telling managers he was making a report on Google’s “discriminatory” practices, according to a press release.
“These women tried to intimidate,” Krump said, adding that the company had “taken revenge on the victims of the existing racist culture at Google.”
ABC News has reached out to Google for comment on the case.
Carly has historically worked as a diversity employer at Google for six years for potential recruits from black colleges and universities. He said he was offered an entry-level position even though he has a master’s degree and five years of experience.
“April Carly was an exceptional employee of Google. She was promoted to a position below her qualifications and was constantly passed on for misrepresentation,” Krump complained. “While Google claims that they wanted to diversify, they are actually devaluing, low-paying and abusing their black workers, resulting in higher turnover.”
Carly said he has been able to recruit more than 500 black students to be a part of the company. But in the end, he complained, he began to notice “white influential policies within Google.”
Kramp and law firm Stowell & Friedman, Ltd., complained in a press release that Google’s black employees were “led to lower-level roles with lower pay and lower advancement opportunities” and that they “face adverse work environments and retaliation if opposed.” Discriminatory practices. “
“After dedicating so much of my life to black and brown students’ access to technology, and to Google, after being blocked for promotion, after six years of restraint in entry level classification, because, I quote, ‘Google was paying me.’ There is no budget for, ‘Google has decided that the right next step in my career will be unfairly ended for me,’ “Carly told a news conference.
Google has not publicly commented on Curley’s demise.
According to Google’s annual Variety Report, published in 2021, the company says it has “acknowledged” the need to do better.
“We acknowledge our responsibility to meet this moment and believe that the greatest contribution we can make to changing these structural inequalities is a lasting step between our company, our community and the world,” the report said.
Krump and his team are following a class action suit. The lawsuit filed by the firm requested that the employees get back their position and pay full compensation and benefits which they may not only lose but also lose in future.
“Google, we’re here to encourage you to do the right thing,” Kramp said
Kramp said the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Assembly have launched an investigation. ABC News reached out to both for comment.