is a very good reason why James Damore, the former senior software
engineer fired by Google last year, is pursuing his case against
his former employers through a class action lawsuit accusing them
of discriminating against white, male, and conservative
is because the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) -- the body
to which employees who have been unfairly fired should appeal to
-- is both dysfunctional and contaminated by toxic leftist
attitudes. This emerged on Thursday (15th Feb.) after the release
of a memo dealing with Damore's case that was drafted by NLRB
lawyer Jayme Sophir.
to the memo, the NLRB thought that Google were entirely justified
in firing Damore for internally circulating a 10-page memo that
tried to explain the "gender imbalance" in female tech engineers
by using scientific references.
after his firing in August, 2017, Damore filed a complaint with
the NLRB, which argued that Google had violated his right to
participate in an activity protected by US labour law, namely
addressing problems in his workplace. He has since dropped the
complaint and is pursuing acivil
action against Google. Sophir's memo shows us why.
her memo Sophir advised the NLRB to reject Damore's complaint on
the grounds that his Google memo contained statements that were
not protected by Federal law, namely "perpetuating stereotypes
about women." Sophir wrote that workplaces should have the ability
to "nip in the bud the kinds of employee conduct that could lead
to a hostile workplace."
memos, remember, was part of Damore's job.
also claimed that Damore's statements about women:
discriminatory and constituted sexual harassment, notwithstanding
efforts to cloak comments with scientific references and analysis,
and notwithstanding 'not all women' disclaimers. Moreover, those
statements were likely to cause serious dissension and disruption
in the workplace."
kind of hysterical language immediately suggests that Sophir is
some kind of extreme feminist who should not be in a position to
pass judgements on cases like this.
be very clear about this. Damore was actually attempting tohelp
Google find ways to equalise the number of male and female
employeesin certain positions by looking
into the reasons why women were less represented in these fields.
In effect, he was looking at ways in which men now and in the
future could be deprived of certain jobs in order that Google
could pointlessly boast about a more gender balanced
of the science that Damore's
highlighting the reasons why there were more male engineers than
female, it was essentially a feminist document.
note the use of the meme "creating a hostile environment" to fire
him and justify his firing by Sophir, as if one employee at this
vast company could actually create his own "environment," when it
is clearly the company and its management that do this.
having different opinions or having an opinion while someone else
just has subjective fuzzy feels is now regarded as "hostile."Ridiculous!
such "hostility" is the reason why people should be fired, why
must it only be on one side? Google, with its leftist groupthink,
and Damore's hysterically feminist ex-colleagues seem much more
inclined to creating hostility than the mild-manner Damore.
more you look into this case, the stronger Damore's case looks. It
is hard to escape the conclusion that this is going to really cost
Google. In fact I predict Google's shares are going to take a dive
when the civil action decision comes. I hope Damore sticks to his
guns and refuses the inevitable out-of-court settlements that
Google's high powered, overwhelmingly make lawyers will inevitably
make him to head off this crisis.