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NLRB rules on ex-Google employee’s wrongful termination complaint

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Can you fire an employee for expressing their discriminatory views, or is that speech protected? This was the question the NLRB answered when addressing a recent wrongful termination complaint. 

Ex-Google employee James Damore, now infamous for that 10-page memo he wrote (claiming that biological differences were the reason more women weren’t in leadership positions), filed a complaint against the company.

Damore says that he was fired for expressing his views, a protected concerted activity.

Complaint dismissed

The NLRB released its decision, dismissing Damore’s complaint.

The Board said that some portions of the memo may be protected, but others were not.

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