The photo appeared to show a man in a dress, looking through racks of bathing suits.
Google now finds itself in the unfortunate position of being accused of discrimination against women in pay and promotions and — according to a new complaint filed in California Superior Court — against conservative white men.
Now, Google is facing another class action lawsuit brought by two former employees, which alleges that Google discriminates against white conservative men.
The protected classes contemplated by these statutes are broadly defined: Indeed, every person is a member of a protected class, as everyone has a sex and a race. Discrimination is just discrimination, and it is just as unlawful if targeted against white men as it would be against any other group.
As long as an employee is negatively impacted because of his or her membership in a protected class, that counts as discrimination and could form the basis for a lawsuit.
California law also bans private employers from discriminating against workers due to their political views, affiliations, or activities. However, a common misconception is that this protection grants private sector employees in California carte blanche to exercise free speech rights at work, including expressing political views.
Additionally, if an employee cannot complete his or her work due to on-the-clock political activities, the employee may be putting his or her job on the line.
Implications For Employers Regardless of its viability, this new complaint against Google raises some difficult questions for employers. Many employers have found that well-constructed diversity and inclusion programs can promote worthy goals, including greater acceptance and productivity in the workplace.
In addition, some employers have found that a diverse work force translates into diverse thought, which in turn can be leveraged to promote innovation. The Damore complaint, however, points the finger at those very programs as vehicles for discrimination against groups who may feel shunned or shut out by those programs.
The Damore complaint is therefore a good reminder that employers should take heed to ensure that their initiatives emphasize inclusion, not division. Ideally, membership in affinity groups should be extended to all individuals. Likewise, a best practice for initiatives to hire and promote traditionally underrepresented groups is to emphasize selecting the most qualified candidate in terms of experience, education, and other legitimate criteria, regardless of race, gender, or other protected category.
We look forward to bringing you, our loyal readers, news of further developments as they happen.Special expertise in Reverse Discrimination cases, including especially one or more reverse discrimination law suits against Ford Motor Company.
Recently, James K. Fett helped to win colorblind, fair treatment for the Pontiac, MI firefighters. The lawsuit is one of at least two reverse gender discrimination claims against the university.
Montague’s spokeswoman, Karen Schwartzman, told Fox News the case is slated to go to trial in the. Reverse sexual orientation discrimination claims under state law are rare but still possible, a recent California case shows.
And the number of such claims may grow if courts interpret federal. The problem with crying reverse discrimination. Which is why reverse discrimination isn't real, ever. Why "reverse racism," "reverse sexism" and "thin-shaming" are not real sexual violence.
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