Published on: 30 January 2023 at 22:57 IST
A former Google Employee claims in a lawsuit that he was fired for turning down a senior female executive’s unwanted advances.
According to the lawsuit, a Google HR representative ‘openly admitted … that if the complaint was ‘in reverse’ — a female accusing a white male of harassment — the complaint would certainly be escalated.’
A former Google executive claims in his lawsuit that he was fired for turning down a Senior female executive’s unwanted advances.
Ryan Olohan, Accuses Google and one of its top executives, Tiffany Miller, of firing him after Miller groped him at a Chelsea restaurant in December 2019 and told him she knew he liked Asian women— which Miller is, according to a blockbuster federal lawsuit Leonardo Munoz/Getty A former Google executive has filed suit claiming he faced retaliation and was eventually fired because he reported sexual misconduct by a colleague.
According to the lawsuit, a Google HR representative “openly admitted … that if the complaint was ‘in reverse’ — a female accusing a white male of harassment — the complaint would certainly be escalated.”
As per reports, Ryan Olohan, married father of seven who worked as the managing director of food, beverages, and restaurants at Google, claims in a lawsuit that Tiffany Miller, the company’s director of programmatic media, fired him after touching him inappropriately at a company dinner in December 2019.
Miller, director of Google’s programmatic media, rubbed Olohan’s abs, complimented his physique, and told him her marriage lacked “spice,” according to court papers.Google boss Sundar Pichai is masked up ( Drew Angerer /Getty) Sabo mocks Google CEO Sundar Pichai (unsavoryagents.Miller denies it.com) Olohan alleges that Miller complimented his physique, and told him that her marriage lacked “spice.
Ryan Olohan accused Google and one of its top executives, Tiffany Miller, of firing him after Miller groped him at a Chelsea restaurant in December 2019.” The groping incident allegedly happened during a drunken business gathering at a restaurant in Chelsea.”That indicates to me that they are very serious about actually changing the structure of Google’s ad tech business.
Olohan initially felt awkward discussing the incident because so many of his coworkers were intoxicated, but his coworkers later explained the behavior as “Tiffany being Tiffany,” according to the lawsuit that was filed on November 30 in Manhattan.
Olohan said he reported the issue to Google’s human resources department the following week, but nothing ever came of the complaint.“Ms.Olohan claimed that after reporting the problem to Google’s human resources division, nothing ever came of the complaint.
According to the lawsuit, the HR representative “openly admitted … that if the complaint was ‘in reverse’ — a female accusing a white male of harassment— the complaint would certainly be escalated.x Olohan claims Miller began retaliating against him after he made the complaint by criticizing him and reporting him to human resources for “microaggressions,” although the complaint does not specify what Miller accused him of.” Miller allegedly chastised Olohan in front of his coworkers during a Google-hosted event in December 2021 as part of the retaliation.”.
According to the lawsuit, the tension was so high that coworkers encouraged him to sit at the other end of the table.The retaliation allegedly continued at a Google-hosted event in December 2021 in which Miller drunkenly admonished Olohan in front of his colleagues.
S. Miller later apologized, but according to the lawsuit, “Google once again took no action despite knowing that Miller’s ongoing harassment of Olohan was caused by his rejection of her sexual advances.” Court documents state that Miller repeatedly reprimanded Olohan while intoxicated at a company gathering at a karaoke bar in April 2022, mocking him upon his arrival and repeating her knowledge that he preferred Asian women to white women based on the fact that Olohan’s wife is Asian.
After working for Google for 16 years, Olohan was fired the following month.In that case, the DOJ urged the court to give weight to its “uniform, nationwide perspective” and deny the states’ request for an injunction blocking the deal.
Olohan claimed that during a videoconference call, a member of the Google Employee Investigations team informed him that he was being fired for not being “inclusive.” Olohan was informed that he had shown favoritism toward high-performing employees and that he was “ableist” for making remarks about other employees’ “walking pace” when he questioned why he was not inclusive.
In his lawsuit, Olohan has accused Google and Miller of discrimination, retaliation, and creating a hostile work environment.It seeks unspecified damages from each defendant.