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Is Mozilla legally a hostile workplace under both state and federal laws?

Posted on 04/06/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by airedale

Hasn't the lead up to, the firing and subsequent press release made Mozilla a hostile workplace not only for those who financially supported Prop. 8 or similar laws, but anyone who does not fully support same sex marriage? Can a Mormon, Evangelical or other conservative Christian, Muslim, religious Jew have a career at Mozilla? Do they have to live in fear if their actual views or suspected views don't comply with Mozilla' s idea of diversity (agree with same sex marriage or be forced out?)

Are those news organizations supporting Mozilla' s decision also making their business a hostile work place?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; homosexualagenda; mozilla

1 posted on 04/06/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

2084


2 posted on 04/06/2014 11:04:59 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: airedale

The thing that struck me were the fawing and craven statements from this CEO, in his attempt to to suck-up to the politically correct Red Guards and homosexual lobby.

It didn’t even save his job either - they still forced him out.

You can not compromise with radicals.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: airedale

The hate and hostile workplace laws only work in one direction. Similar to racism, which by definition as accepted by government and MSM, can only exist in whites toward blacks.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 11:08:43 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: airedale

Dude, this is brilliant! Yes our side needs to file a suit on this. I am a huge fan of using the left’s tactics against them; they can’t handle it.

When Gov Walker (WI) was Milw Co. exec there was a budget rally to support him. When I found that the unions were going to protest I decided to go. I made a 2 sided sign that said:

We are the ones who have been over-paying you, and

I survived a pay cut, so can you

The union goons were stunned, couldn’t believe that someone was protesting them!

I seriously hope this tactic gets pursued.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: PGR88
“You can not compromise with radicals.”

and one should not even try. They will just bayonet you when they get close so the best advice is to cut them down before they get inside the wire.

6 posted on 04/06/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: airedale

And doing so illegally, but as if a judge is going to rule in favor of actual law in California.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: PGR88

I have been watching their feedback page this weekend and they are getting hammered by outraged Firefox users. After I uninstalled them I added my two cents worth. The totalitarians and their quislings must begin experiencing pushback themselves.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 11:12:46 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: airedale

This is exactly what I worry about at work.

We have a guy on our team who’s gay. If he decides to get married, will I be accused of creating a hostile work environment if I don’t attend his wedding shower or buy him a gift or a card for it, or don’t attend his wedding or buy him a gift or a card for it?

I just pray he doesn’t get married and I don’t have to find out.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 11:16:23 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: PGR88

Are you sure it was Brendan Eich who made the statements? Someone else at Mozilla released a statement after he resigned.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 11:20:06 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: airedale

Silly person. Tolerance has a one way valve. Besides, they covered their asses. He was not fired. He resigned. He should have gone down fighting and taken the company through the wringer with him.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 11:21:30 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: PGR88

What fawning and craven statements? Cite us some examples.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Organic Panic

I agree. He hardly did a thing. Orson Scott Card, on the other hand, did better when people got outraged over his stances, and demanded a Boycott of his film. He simply stated that he wasn’t a threat to anyone, and Harrison Ford chimed in as well, stating that the film and the books didn’t push any blatant bivotry. I wish Eich coukd have done something simikar and stated that he hadno problem despite his positions with his coworkers.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 11:33:09 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: BlessedBeGod

I can’t say. How well does he know you? I had it the other way around. Due to circumstance, someone whom I know was a homosexual but unable to come due tp travel circumstances, I wrote thanks for the congratulatory note, and figured that I handled it the best I could. It also depends on the size of tje reception, maybe there’s only so many who cn come?


14 posted on 04/06/2014 11:38:32 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: airedale

Good point. I wish some would force test the issue.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: airedale

I like it, sue their stupid brains out!


16 posted on 04/06/2014 12:05:42 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: airedale

dud this is amazing- you should psot this on FACEBOOK and I bet it goes Viral


17 posted on 04/06/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: BlessedBeGod

There is no law requiring you to be his buddy outside of work. You do not have to attend his social gatherings or purchase gifts for him. He cannot make demands on your personal time. just tell him that you do not mix business with your social life.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 12:06:55 PM PDT by formosa
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To: airedale

Like I said...Brendan Eich needs to get a labor lawyer.

Companies in the Santa Clara Valley are routinely sued for far, far less and the worker wins.

He can bankrupt Mozilla over this.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 12:07:56 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: BlessedBeGod
if I don’t attend his wedding shower or buy him a gift or a card for it, or don’t attend his wedding or buy him a gift or a card for it?

I don't know, but I didn't ever attend a wedding shower or wedding or buy a gift or card for anyone at work during my whole working career.

20 posted on 04/06/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: PGR88
The thing that struck me were the fawing and craven statements from this CEO, in his attempt to to suck-up to the politically correct Red Guards and homosexual lobby.... You can not compromise with radicals.

That is why these discussings are meaningless. It's time to get it on. Forget the rhetoric. If not succumb & live as slaves.

21 posted on 04/06/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT by Digger
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To: BlessedBeGod

Unfortunately, your freedom of thought/opinion/speech
about this guy is deemed punishable in the court of political correctness. Any action or inaction on your part will be viewed and judged by the politically correct. It is important that the left make you out to be a criminal or otherwise evil. Even sitting down and shutting up has become a subversive act.


22 posted on 04/06/2014 12:29:19 PM PDT by rights with responsibilities
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To: airedale

Hmm. Some employee of Mozilla would have to step up and make the complaint....


23 posted on 04/06/2014 12:49:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: BinaryBoy

I think his position was getting the job done and working with the team was more important than differences. But Eich failed to grasp what “diversity” is really about. I put the word in quotes since this is yet another example of Marxist-Leninist corruption of the language. Diversity now means adherence to the Party doctrine of attacking class enemies of the Party.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 12:54:13 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks airedale.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 12:55:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: airedale

Not only Mozilla is potentially on the legal hot seat for Eich’ s constructive discharge in violation of both federal and California laws prohibiting religious discrimination. I think a very good case can be made against OK Cupid as a tortfeasor, for tortious interference ‘swith contractual relations. The same can be said about any of the other parties who were loudly calling for Eich’ s scalp.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 1:58:57 PM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man. Jefferson)
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To: BunnySlippers
I think they will add to the appearance of a hostile workplace if ext CEO is an supporter of gay marriage whether are LGBT or straight. That would reinforce the message that not support gaY marriage or what ever position these intolerant folks pushing next.
27 posted on 04/06/2014 2:12:24 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Spartan79

Not sure about that, but disc9very would be interested to look at coordination w8th ?Mozilla Explorer,the media and others


28 posted on 04/06/2014 2:22:19 PM PDT by airedale
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So,what mail client will import Thunderbird emails?


29 posted on 04/06/2014 2:24:06 PM PDT by polymuser
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What fawning and craven statements? Cite us some examples.

Read his March 26th comments on being named CEO. It says nothing about technology, health of the company, etc... Its a mea culpa to PC correctness and attacks on him

https://brendaneich.com/2014/03/inclusiveness-at-mozilla/

30 posted on 04/06/2014 3:31:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

So what you are saying is that his paying lip service to the Gaystapo at Mozilla has more gravitas than him donating money to a group in favor of Prop 8?


31 posted on 04/06/2014 3:52:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: airedale

Can a faithful Catholic be an employee of Mozilla? Same question about an Evangelical Christian.

If one is an employee of Mozilla, and then it comes out you favor man/woman marriage only - can they fire you without some other reason? Could a lawsuit be raised against the company of they fire you?

All faith-filled persons need to rise up against this fascism!


32 posted on 04/06/2014 4:41:05 PM PDT by Gumdrop (Q)
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To: logic101.net

Agreed!


33 posted on 04/06/2014 4:45:05 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: polymuser

I’m trying Postbox. So far it seems fully compatible with Thunderbird.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 5:10:54 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: logic101.net

“Hostile Work Environment
Hostile Work Environment Definition
[...]Subsequently, to be illegal under one of the laws in the eyes of the courts, a hostile work environment typically must be caused by discriminatory workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetics, age or sex; or it must be caused by retaliation in violation of a discrimination law.”

http://employeeissues.com/hostile_work_environment.htm


35 posted on 04/06/2014 6:57:16 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: airedale

Absolutely - unfortunately if it goes to court some paid-for faggot in a black robe will dismiss it.


36 posted on 04/06/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: PGR88

What you are saying is a total lie. He was not craven at all. You would be lucky to be half the man he is.


37 posted on 04/06/2014 7:02:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
What you are saying is a total lie. He was not craven at all. You would be lucky to be half the man he is.

A little close to home, perhaps? Did you read the same document I did?

38 posted on 04/06/2014 8:50:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Jack Hydrazine
So what you are saying is that his paying lip service to the Gaystapo at Mozilla has more gravitas than him donating money to a group in favor of Prop 8?

Huh? Its the exact opposite of what I am saying.

39 posted on 04/06/2014 8:53:27 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

So what you are saying is he is your average corporate CEO suck up trying to play both sides of the issue?


40 posted on 04/07/2014 7:53:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I am saying: when the man was confronted by the gay red guards, he tried to say how understanding, how diverse, how accepting he was of “the LGBTQ cause” - and what did it get him?

I have no doubt Eich is a very smart, reasonable man who is respectful and sincere to all people he meets - and is also one who simply just does not believe in gay marriage (which is absolutely his right).

But his soft, soothing and apologetic tones to the gaystapo activists were taken by them as weakness and admission of guilt. His kindness helped him none at all with these radicals - they still got him fired immediately, and ran his name through the mud.


41 posted on 04/07/2014 8:07:50 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

WATCH: Gingrich Calls Eich Resignation Example of ‘New Fascism’
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/06/watch-gingrich-calls-eich-resignation-example-new-facism/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social


42 posted on 04/07/2014 9:39:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How many Jews tried the “But I’m a loyal German” defense? Didn’t do them any good.


43 posted on 04/07/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

More than enough.


44 posted on 04/07/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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