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The critics of Google's effort to promote workforce diversity now include one of its own former recruiters, who claims in a lawsuit he was sacked because he didn't toe the line on rejecting white and Asian male job candidates.

In another lawsuit this week, Google was dragged to court by a former female employee, who claimed that she often faced discrimination because of the so-called "bro culture" at the company.

"YouTube past year stopped hiring White and Asian males for technical positions because they didn't help the world's largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity, according to a civil lawsuit filed by a former employee", The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

"In response to Wilberg's complaints and warnings Google would occasionally circulate e-mails instructing its employees (to) purge any and all references to the race/gender quotas from its e-mail database.to wipe out any paper trail of Google's illegal practices", according to his lawsuit. Wilberg, who spent nine years working for Google and YouTube, says the company set quotas for hiring minorities, and that he was sacked because he refused to reject white and Asian male job candidates.

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To help prove his allegations, Wilberg included a screenshot of a Google tracking system - which was subsequently deleted - that kept track of candidates' gender and race, pointing out that the company had not reached their goals in respect to hiring female, black and Latinx candidates.

Ever since Google released its first transparency report in 2014, the company's efforts to diversify its overwhelmingly male, white, and Asian workforce have been criticized as too little and too late for a company founded in 1998. Employment lawyers explain to the Journal that while it's permissible for companies to try to boost diversity in its ranks, they can't hire based on race or gender, meaning quotas are off-limits.

Google is facing diverse diversity lawsuits. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying merely said in Beijing Friday that China urges the United States to follow trade rules.

What do you think of Wilberg's lawsuit? In another encounter, Wilberg recalls, "One team member complained that managers were speaking about blacks like they were objects".

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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. It's alleged the company instigated a policy to further workforce diversity.

A Google spokesperson provided a statement regarding the lawsuit to Mashable over email. Google denies that its salaries are discriminatory.

Google has been slapped with yet another lawsuit over its diversity efforts.

The company also "had a practice of systematically discriminating against older engineers in its hiring practices", the suit says.

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