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01/09/2018, 16:32:36

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James Damore sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men


Colin Lecher



The
author of the controversial memo that upended Google in August is suing
the company, alleging that white, male conservatives are systematically
discriminated against by Google.

James
Damore was fired as an engineer after the manifesto, which questioned
the benefits of diversity programs and suggested women may be
biologically inferior engineers, was widely passed around the company.
In a new lawsuit, he and another fired engineer claim that “employees
who expressed views deviating from the majority view at Google on
political subjects raised in the workplace and relevant to Google’s
employment policies and its business, such as ‘diversity’ hiring
policies, ‘bias sensitivity,’ or ‘social justice,’ were/are singled out,
mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google, in
violation of their legal rights.”

Attorneys for Damore
and the other engineer, David Gudeman, filed the lawsuit today in
California’s Santa Clara Superior Court, and are seeking to represent
others whose rights they claim were also violated — specifically, the
company’s conservative white men. The lawsuit contains dozens of pages
of internal Google communications that, according to the suit,
demonstrate anti-conservative sentiment at the company, although that
characterization seems debatable in several of the cited examples.

Damore
became a minor celebrity in some parts of the online right after the
memo leaked out. “To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that
make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not
OK,” CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff after Damore was fired.

Gudeman
was fired in 2016 after making comments about a Muslim colleague.
According to the suit, Google human resources said the comments
suggested Gudeman was linking the colleague to terrorism. The lawsuit
does not contain the full exchange but says Gudeman claimed, after a
colleague said he had been targeted by the FBI, that “the FBI could have
possibly found something interesting” related to the colleague’s trip
to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Google is fighting back
claims that women at the company have been systematically underpaid.
After a judge dismissed an initial complaint, a group tried again by amending their complaint this month.

“We look forward to defending against Mr. Damore’s lawsuit in court,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.







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While I'm not a fan of "social justice" corporate policies, legally this one's a loser.

Behavior
in the workplace is stipulated by conditions of employment. He and his
cadre have the right to be as conservative as they want, but per their
employment agreement, anything they do that the company perceives as
detrimental to its stability and well-being would be reasonable grounds
for dismissal.

If the company's policies distressed them so much, they could have sought other employment. Nobody forced them to work there.





LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.





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