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James Damore et al v. Google LLC (2017)

Discussion in 'Lolcow & Lolcow LLP' started by mindlessobserver, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Oooooh yeah, I totally forgot!
     
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  2. There were a few threads over at /r/technology the other day, but nothing really that big. I think /r/programming is doing its best to stay clear from anything thats not actually programming either.
     
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  3. Oh gosh, I didn't know about any of that stuff. This is going to be the best legal choke-slam of all time. Autistic computer nerds have teamed up with the ultimate politically motivated attorney.
     
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  4. One criticism of Google I've heard from my friends in software engineering is that they overemphasize GSM (gender and sexual minority) diversity to disguise the fact that the company is made up of almost all white or Asian middle-to-upper-class guys. It's a lot easier to start a polyamory or headmate chat group than it is to make sure poor black people can work at your company without being pushed out by the Bay area's cost of living.

    Not to single out Google, but the LGBT/GSM emphasis is definitely noticeable with them. Faux diversity is common across a range of companies and industries.
     
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  5. Who gives a shit. Hire people who can do the fucking job. Your diversity hires are shit and your friends can choke on dick.
     
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  6. Did you miss the part where he was criticizing them for their diversity hires, or what?
     
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  7. Null, he’s criticizing it. Pls calm down.
     
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    #88 PhantomDiploma, Jan 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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  8. I think Damore has a disturbingly solid case. There legitimately WAS collusion to get him fired because of his race and political views.
     
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  9. Those internal google forum quotes are horrible and nightmarish. It’s as if the worst twitter speds have taken over HR and middle management.
     
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  10. I was a lot less optimistic before it was pointed out that this case is framed exclusively in state law terms, and that political viewpoint discrimination is apparently illegal in California. Congratulations, California! That's a very progressive point of view. Tell us how it's working out for you in a couple years.
     
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  11. I love it when progressive bullshit backfires on the smug authoritarians who created it.
     
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  12. Damore and his team are absolutely out for blood and will not settle. I think he said so himself but I can't find it, sorry. I also heard that him and his team could have gone for a safer case that would definitely win, but they took up the heaviest burden they could bear. It's going to be interesting.
     
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  13. Wow. I didn't know Google has become this fucking exceptional. This will be very interesting considering what has already come out.
    Although it won't be a killing blow, I feel this will start the decline.
     
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  14. That's worrying to hear.

    These kinds of laws are vulnerable to manipulation in court. It's better for there to be a handful of settlements, and then have google (or whoever) realize they're fucking around with a losing game, than to bet the whole nut on one case, and then have it get thrown out because you refused to settle.
     
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  15. Yeh, I was a little surprised when they decided it was going to be a class action. I mean, at first glance it seems rather far fetched..... but after looking at the filing, it sounds like there are even more people who will be joining this, and then all of a sudden it feels like a safer case wouldn't have been worth it.
     
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  16. He doesn't care what happens, it's entirely about the principle with this dude. He doesn't have anything to lose, or he thinks so anyway.
     
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  17. Right, but that's detrimental to the overall goal of showing Silicon Valley people that employment law goes both ways. I know he's being a sperg, and that's a bad thing for everyone else. (Is my point.)
     
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