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Google is on trial for maintaining a “racially biased corporate culture” by a man he recruited in 2014 to increase hiring from historic black colleges and universities. A lawsuit filed in federal court in San Jose, California, and a claim for class action law claims that Google discriminates against black employees and prefers white men, and says black workers make up only 4.4 percent of employees, according to Reuters. .

Plaintiff April Curly claims she was hired as a “marketing ploy” and that Google soon began portraying her as an “angry” black woman and ignoring her promotions.

Google did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

Curly claims that the company fired her in September 2020, after she and her colleagues started working on a list of reforms.

Curly is represented by Ben Crump, the lawyer who represented George Floyd’s family after Floyd was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020.

“While Google claims to be trying to increase diversity, they are actually underestimating, paying and harassing their black employees,” Crump told Reuters.

The lawsuit seeks criminal damages and reimbursement of lost compensation for current and former black Google employees and restitution.