After James Damore was fired by Google in response to his famous memo alleging that the company’s diversity policies actually discriminate against conservatives–especially male conservatives–the formerly obscure tech geek looked around for a lawyer to take his case. The answer was obvious: Harmeet Dhillon, a media savvy lawyer who has built a business litigation career with a niche practice in high-tech employment discrimination cases.
One of the ironies of her field, says Dhillon, is that laws and regulations meant to protect people from discrimination can backfire and create different kinds of workplace bias.
“What is happening in California is that the state is becoming so extreme that successful, middle class people are leaving the state. What does that mean for California? The tax base is beginning to shrink, while the demands on the public sector are growing. That is a train wreck, unless the next governor turns it around.”