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Sunday, January 14, 2018

James Damore, the Google senior software engineer fired over his controversial 3,300 word essay on diversity, filed a lawsuit against his former employer on Monday.

Damore -- along with former software engineer David Gudeman, who is a co-plaintiff -- allege that the tech firm discriminates against conservatives, white people, and men. Damore and Gudeman are seeking monetary and other damages.

"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 Caucasian and/or males," the suit reads. "Google's open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender."

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The suit alleges Google awarded bonuses to employees who "disagreed with and disparaged Damore," keep internal blacklists to prevent conservative individuals from employment opportunities and failed protect employees who expressed support for President Donald Trump.

Gudeman worked at Google from 2013 until December 2016, when he claims he was wrongfully terminated from the tech company, according to the complaint.

He claims he was "chastised for attempting to stand up for Caucasian males and his conservative views" by Google's HR department.

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who is a national committeewoman for the Republican National Committee, said "dozens" of current and former Google employees have reached out to her firm after learning she is representing Damore because they've suffering similar discrimination.

During a press conference livestreamed on Facebook on Monday, she said employees at other big tech companies also contacted her firm.

The suit includes allegations from other unnamed current and former employees.

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Each company has its own culture. Ideology is a cultural issue. If you don't fit within that culture, you should find a new job.

A company's culture must not be in conflict with the law. Therefore, if the plaintiffs can prove racial and/or gender discrimination, they may stand a chance.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-14 05:34 AM | Reply

You simply have to question the mental stability of anyone who supports Trump. Either they are completely devoted to a political party and cannot think for themselves, or they are insane. Take your pick.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-14 09:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 Do you know anyone IRL who supports Trump? The ones I know don't fit into either of those two categories, although they're usually ------.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-14 02:12 PM | Reply

As for the original article, sounds like another case of identity politics and its pitfalls.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-14 02:38 PM | Reply

"Do you know anyone IRL who supports Trump?" - #3 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-14 02:12 PM

And if the polls are any indication, the numbers keep getting smaller.

"...although they're usually ------."

Yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes and yes, and especially yes.

Good call, Sentinel.

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-14 02:45 PM | Reply

Sounds like more of that good ole conservative personal responsibility is in order. It is your responsibility to try and fit in with the corporate culture. It is not everyone else responsibility to bend over backwards for you.

#6 | Posted by schmanch at 2018-01-14 05:00 PM | Reply

The guy had a great high-paying technical job at Google, a company that gives people like that incredible perks. Instead of enjoying that, he decided to write and share a political tirade calling women inferior to men.

How dumb is this guy? He's not making a good argument for male superiority when he acts like a freaking idiot.

#7 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-14 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

White men have become the "victims" of our decade. Hilariously so! I have actually heard some white guys try to make this argument in person, I laugh in their faces. None of them could have even survived my life with three kids and I defy any of them to pretend otherwise.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-15 09:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

White men have become the "victims" of our decade.

Wait until the U.S. is majority minority. The airing of white male grievance will be deafening.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-15 11:23 AM | Reply

By many objective measures, white women are the most privileged group in this country.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-15 11:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

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Yeah, they're so lucky. That's why they get paid 70% of what men make and have never been president.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-15 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'd trade life expectancy over a a 1 in 300,000,000 shot at the presidency. The wage thing is pure crap.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-15 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"By many objective measures, white women are the most privileged group in this country."

Spoken as a snowflake who doesn't have a clue about anything.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-15 12:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"The wage thing is pure crap."

Yeah, supporting 3 kids on 70% of what men make is a picnic. And realize most women with kids have to pay for day care just to be able to go to work.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-15 12:15 PM | Reply

That wage gap is dog that won't hunt.

Do men get free daycare? If so I'll loan you my free daycare coupon.

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-15 12:35 PM | Reply

The wage thing is pure crap.

Your reality distortion field is powerful today.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-15 12:50 PM | Reply

"if the critics are claiming that the 80% number means that when men and women with the exact same skills and experience and preferences do the exact same work that women get paid 80 cents for every dollar men do, they are wrong. That is not what the 80% figure shows.

"Rather, that number is the ratio of female to male wages among full-time workers, across all kinds of jobs and regardless of the skills and preferences of the workers. That 80% is an aggregate – it is not an apples-to-apples comparison of men and women doing the same work. Thus, the claim that women get paid 80% of what men do for the same work is a myth."


fee.org

#17 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-15 05:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What kind of misogynistic crackpot still denies the wage gap in this day and age? Bizarre.

#18 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-01-15 06:13 PM | Reply

The Foundation for Economic Education is a libertarian think tank with an axe to grind. I'd look for a better source if you're trying to make a credible refutation of the gender pay gap.

... across all kinds of jobs and regardless of the skills and preferences of the workers.

I guess you and the libertarians are telling yourselves that women don't want those better paying jobs men get.

Have you considered the idea that women do go for those jobs but they are hired far less often than men?

#19 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-15 08:49 PM | Reply

The wage thing is pure crap.

Your reality distortion field is powerful today.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-15 12:50 PM | Reply | Flag

If it were reversed, the butthurt would be terminal on his part.

#20 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-16 07:15 AM | Reply

Consider for a moment there are other ways that someone may be privileged and try to objectively posit that white women don't fair better than most. You are focusing on a single measure of privilege and it's not as straight you imply.

#21 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-16 08:26 AM | Reply

Consider for a moment there are other ways that someone may be privileged ...

Why are you trying so hard not to face this particular issue?

#22 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-16 11:37 AM | Reply

We both consider the other's data to be incorrect, there is no way to settle that point.

#23 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-16 03:13 PM | Reply

The guy had a great high-paying technical job at Google, a company that gives people like that incredible perks. Instead of enjoying that, he decided to write and share a political tirade calling women inferior to men.
How dumb is this guy? He's not making a good argument for male superiority when he acts like a freaking idiot.

#7 | POSTED BY RCADE

That is such a gross mischaracterization of what he wrote. I don't even know where to begin.

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-16 04:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone who has read parts of the case the plaintiff is making will know he has a decent shot at winning this suit.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-16 04:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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