James Damore’s complaint against Google brought him to the end of his career in Google as he was fired after he filed a complaint about diversity policies in the company. Google employee sacked over diversity memo files unfair dismissal complaint Legal commentators say the case may get up. James Damore filed the complaint against Google on August 7th, and the case page on the National Labor Relations Board website states that law firm Paul Hastings will present Google.
The only details available so fat about the complaint is the allegation’s classification, which is stated as “Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)” and Damore’s name isn’t listed, but it has been confirmed by Business Insider. After Damore argued that biological differences between men and women are the cause of the gender gap at Google and the broader tech industry, it caused a media storm over the weekend.
Damore had previously told other news outlets he planned to file a complaint, with The New York Times reporting that he’s claiming Google’s upper management was “misrepresenting and shaming” him.
“I have a legal right to express my concerns about the terms and conditions of my working environment and to bring up potentially illegal behavior, which is what my document does,” Damore told The New York Times.
Legal experts say the case has legs, with one lawyer telling Wired that “Damore’s lawyer might argue that his memo was protected under California law because it related to allegedly unequal treatment of employees.”. Damore was fired on Monday — the same day he filed the suit — for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” and violating the company’s code of conduct.