Social media reacted negatively once more to an internal memo that a Google engineer wrote regarding the professional gap between men and women. The company took the sudden decision to fire both James Damore and PR manager after the latter stated that the employee’s personal opinion wouldn’t affect his career. However, Damore intended to review his legal rights in this controversial case and hired a Republican official as his lawyer.
Former Google Engineer Notified Authorities on His Managers’ Negative Demeanor Regarding His Memo
James Damore has not sued his former employer yet. However, he intends to get informed on his available legal options. Therefore, he hired a legal representative who happens to be a Republican official. The person in question is conservative lawyer Harmeet Dhillon.
On Wednesday, Dhillon announced the press that she is representing the former Google engineer. One sensitive issue that Damore recounted was how the upper management at Google used his sense of shame to silence him. Right after this event, he submitted a complaint with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board. Dhillon will work on this matter to unlock the necessary compensations.
Lawyer Dhillon entered the Republican House in 2016 as a member of the Republican National Committee. She previously worked as a chief spokesperson and vice chairman of the California Republican Party. One of her recent tasks was to deliver a Sikh prayer at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
As a Non-Union Employee, Damore Can Face Difficult Legal Battle against Google
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai addressed the controversial case of James Damore in a letter to his employees. The text stated that the former Google engineer violated the internal culture the moment he sent his memo internally. That’s because the company’s conduct code is avidly working against gender discrimination and stereotypes.
Damore’s internal message served as a new reinforcing frame for the convictions that the right-leaning activities embrace regarding genders. On the other hand, the message was an affront to the left as they saw the arguments as sexist and discriminative. Nonetheless, employment lawyers are expecting hard times for Damore. As being a non-union employee, the company has a broader entitlement to his job loss.
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