James Damore Files Discrimination Suit Against Google

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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 10, 2018   

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Google employee, who was fired for being politically incorrect, has responded with a lawsuit. 

Former Google employee James Damore penned an internal memo in early August 2017 challenging the company's staunch left-wing bias. Damore's memo argued that the disproportionate number of men at Google might be due to biological and cultural differences between the sexes, rather than bias or discrimination. 

Google's adamantly left-leaning employees bashed Damore's memo as sexist, as did many in the media. The intense pushback provoked Google CEO Sundar Pichai to fire Damore

Now, Damore is firing back with legal action. He has filed a class action lawsuit against Google on Monday in Santa Clara Superior Court. 

Fellow ex-Google employee David Gudeman joined Damore's lawsuit. The suit alleges, "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." 

Damore appeared on FOX News Tuesday night and was interviewed by Tucker Carlson. 

In introducing Damore to the audience, Carlson listed various examples of Google's staunch leftist bias, all brought to light by the lawsuit. For instance, he described the existence of a "blacklist" of known conservatives kept by certain members of Google's management. 

Carlson also said of Damore, "He didn't attack anyone. He just questioned the internal logic of what he was being told. For that, the company vilified him and his character and then fired him." 

Damore said during the interview that Google administrators punished him "because I attacked their orthodoxy." 

 

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon appeared with Damore on television Tuesday. She told Carlson, "For every James Damore who got fired, Tucker, there are many people inside the company ... who are afraid to even raise their hand and say 'This is happening to me.'" 

On the other end of the spectrum, a lawsuit filed by several female Google employees in September accuses the company of systematically paying women less than men. 

In response to a federal investigation of gender discrimination claims in April 2017, Google argued the supposed "gender gap" was debunked by an analysis of company data. 

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