DAMORE DROPS THE BOMB ON GOOGLE

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James Damore, the ex-Google employee fired from his job for daring to draft a memo with an opinion that gently demurred from Google's diversity Koolaid groupthink and for being a "cisgender White male," has now officially filed a legal complaint against his ex-employers for discrimination.

 

This puts the wheels in motion for what promises to be a landmark legal case that could cost Google hundreds of millions in punitive damages. 

The application to sue the social media giant before a jury -- made along with David Gudeman, another victim of Google's Orwellian attitude to "non-diverse" employees -- has been filed at the Superior Court of California, and makes some damning claims against the company, whose net value is estimated at over $500 billion. 

 

The complaint part of the petition makes some interesting reading:

"Plaintiffs bring this individual and class action on behalf of themselves and on behalf of a class and subclasses defined as all employees of Google discriminated against due to their perceived conservative political...due to their male gender by Google...due to their Caucasian race...

Throughout the Class Periods, and in violation of California law, Google 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.

Google’s open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender, barred by law. Google’s management goes to extreme—and illegal—lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees at Google.

Damore, Gudeman, and other class members were ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males. This is the essence of discrimination—Google formed opinions about and then treated Plaintiffs not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in groups with assumed characteristics."

You can read the full document HERE.

 

It's a little troubling that White males have to resort to the mindset and rhetoric of "victim groups" and "victimology" to assert their basic rights, but we should definitely welcome anything that can push Google to behaving in a less politically biased way and more like the de facto monopoly and public utility it is. A payment of several tens of millions of dollars or even hundreds of millions of dollars to Damore and Gudeman would go a long way to accomplishing that.

 

Google Getting Sued All Over For Being A Bunch Of Delusional Character Assassins

Fired Engineer Damore Sues Google For Discrimination Against White Male Conservatives

It has been five months since James Damore was fired from his job as an engineer at Google after posting a memo to an internal message board that criticized the company's diversity policies for ignoring differences between the sexes (and daring to use facts to back up his statements on the differences between the sexes).

And now, amid the ever-escalating identity politics of the new normal America, TechCrunch reports Damore, along with another former Google engineer named David Gudeman, who spent three years with Google, working on a query engine, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California.

His claims: that Google unfairly discriminates against white, conservative men.

The lawsuit, filed by Dhillon Law Group, says it aims to represent all employees of Google who’ve been discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views by Google,” due to “their male gender by Google” and “due to their Caucasian race by Google.”

TechCrunch notes that Damore isn’t holding back any punches here.

According to his filing, Google employs “illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their  quotas—in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others.”

The suit also claims that “numerical presence of women celebrated at Google” was based “solely due to their gender” while the “presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with ‘boos’ during companywide weekly meetings.”

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James Damore sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men

By Colin Lecher@colinlecher  

 

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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.