YouTube Shows How Not to Do Diversity

by Evil HR Lady on March 5, 2018

You want a diverse workforce, but discriminating against any single group is still illegal. A lawsuit filed by Arne Wilberg, who worked as a recruiter at YouTube for four years (and five years in other positions), claims that YouTube set quotas, and told recruiters to cancel interviews with candidates that didn’t mean the company’s diversity goals. This meant that white and Asian males were rejected on the basis of their race and gender alone.

Sometimes people think that only minorities and women are in a “protected” class, but the reality is that every human on the planet is in a “protected class” according to US law. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and race, period. It doesn’t just protect people of certain races.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google (who owns YouTube) will “vigorously” defend it’s hiring practices. A Google spokeswoman said:

To keep reading, click here: YouTube Shows How Not to Do Diversity

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