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Damore's principal crime was making Google look bad. Anybody who goes public like that criticizing any policy of their company is asking, no, they're begging, to get fired.

Other people better informed than I have written takedowns of what he actually wrote, citing genuine biologists with specialisms in gender divergence, who trashed the pseudoscience Damore used. So he wasn't discussing science, he was simply babbling prejudice.

Which is why the NLRB had already got established policies in place saying that this BS will not legally stand.

But he got fired for publishing it. He got fired for making his company look bad. It happens to anybody who makes an ass of themselves like that. Shit, it doesn't even matter if what he said was 100% true, that wasn't company policy. And when you work for the company, you publicly agree with the policies, keep your mouth shut or expect to get found out and have your ass kicked out.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Mar 1st, 2018 at 08:46:09 PM EST
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The NLRB report basically says that objective merits of Damore's comparative claims do not matter. That is a slippery position... Will we see how the better informed arguments look in a courtroom?

Meanwhile, Google diversity policies are under another legal attack:

Google Sued by Ex-Recruiter Alleging Anti-White, Asian Bias

The critics of Google's effort to promote workforce diversity now include one of its own former recruiters, who claims in a lawsuit he was fired because he didn't toe the line on rejecting white and Asian male job candidates.

The Alphabet Inc. unit had "irrefutable policies, memorialized in writing and consistently implemented in practice, of systematically discriminating in favor job applicants who are Hispanic, African American, or female, and against Caucasian and Asian men," according to the complaint filed in state court in Redwood City, California.

Arne Wilberg, who worked at Google and its YouTube unit for about nine years both as a contractor and an employee, claims he was terminated in retaliation for complaining to human resources about the company's hiring practices. Wilberg also alleged that late last year, management deleted emails and other digital records of diversity requirements.

by das monde on Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 at 01:53:06 PM EST
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