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Does Brendan Eich Have
a Case Against Mozilla?

American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky

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Posted By:magnante, 4/5/2014 10:03:51 AM

Many of the comments at various blogs addressing the forced resignation of Brendan Eich emphasize the fact that Mozilla is a private company and can hire or fire whomever they want for any reason. This is partially true. (snip) But an employee cannot be wrongfully terminated in California or terminated on the basis of discrimination, that is, on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, disability, political affiliation, religion, or national origin.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/5/2014 10:06:46 AM     (No. 9798726)

He was fired for excercising his Freedom of Speech. Money = free speech. Donation = speech. So says the Supreme Court.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anonymous, 4/5/2014 10:16:51 AM     (No. 9798741)

Much ado about nothing. He donated to Prop 8 and got found out. Some people responded accordingly and he resigned because of the pressure exerted. It´s not the first time this has happened and it won´t be the last.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 4/5/2014 10:28:00 AM     (No. 9798752)

He got "found out" huh. Seems to me that his freedom of speech, association, possibly even religion, was crunched and destroyed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 4/5/2014 10:33:17 AM     (No. 9798763)

He may have a case, but something tells me that the man is decent to bring it.

Poster #2 makes it sound like suppression of Free Speech is A-Okay. Just fine. No problem. Express an opinion, whether verbally or by monetary contribution and if that opinion differs from the Militant Homosexual Lobby, you´re subject to having your life ruined --everything from your reputation being trashed to losing your livelihood.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: judy, 4/5/2014 10:34:40 AM     (No. 9798769)

Who made the list public?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: clw54, 4/5/2014 10:57:54 AM     (No. 9798799)

The left is principled, it´s just a different set of principles. For them, it´s whose ox is being gored and if they can get away with it. It´s not right and wrong as normal people understand it. It´s if it works or not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/5/2014 11:25:40 AM     (No. 9798827)

That old saw; "Race, color, creed---sexual orientation, blah, blah, blah" is a farce. That´s right, a farce. You can be fired, laid off, dismissed, axed, for any reason and even for NO reason when you work for a private company. I had sponsored several young people to get jobs...one batch of jobs we landed was for a popular steak house. The kids were servers, scullery, and one had risen to cook (ages 18 -23)- most of the kids were minority, but in our org, we were mainly concerned with helping underprivileged kids of all races.

The kids were doing fantastic. They had earned high praise for trust, work ethics, attendance, skills etc, for over two years the business participated. Then, the owners sold to a company that was backed by a religious organization from Utah.
On the day the new owners took charge, they fired all the kids but one! They openly stated the reason for the dismissals- religious affiliation. The business had been bought specifically to give members of their religion jobs! The one kid that was retained, happened to be a member.

We hired an attorney to start the action to stop this flagrant violation of civil rights in America...contacted the ACLU! No good. The effort died before it got started. A privately owned business can choose who they want in their work force, for any reason, no limitations! It´s the law!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 4/5/2014 12:07:43 PM     (No. 9798889)

Mr. Brendan Eich is a Maker, not a Taker. He probably has significant stock interests, and does not want to see the company he built destroyed. He resigned to protect the company. I suspect he will probably GoGalt for a while, and make future plans. It will be interesting to see what those plans will be. The Takers will win this skirmish, but in the coming TAM wars (Takers against Makers), he will be victorious.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/5/2014 12:24:01 PM     (No. 9798906)

@#2: If it`s no big deal, then you`re fired!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Obviousity, 4/5/2014 1:09:41 PM     (No. 9798957)

Let us see . . . Was Mitchell silent on the reason Brendan Eich was forcibly encouraged to resign?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 4/5/2014 1:32:45 PM     (No. 9798986)

#5 - The lefties in California got a law passed that made the names of all donors to ballot propositions public, in the name of transparency in government.

The radical homosexual lobby has used the list of Prop 8 supporters to harass many people out their jobs, and at their homes. Mr Eich is not the first. A woman manager of restaurant, a man who led a theater group, and others I can´t think of at the moment. This is how totalitarianism works.

Who is John Galt?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/5/2014 2:45:07 PM     (No. 9799057)

We are more than halfway down the slope to complete tyranny under this regime and the Demonrat party.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mathman, 4/5/2014 5:51:32 PM     (No. 9799188)

Of course he has a case.
But Gen. Holder will see to it that his case never gets on the docket.
He lacks standing, you see. He lacks standing because he is not gay. He might even be Christian. And that would be a crime. The wall of separation between church and state requires that Christians be separated from employment, benefits, and membership in our Union.
So kill all the Christians, burn down all the churches, burn all the bibles, and purify the socialist state. Religion is, after all, the opiate of the people.

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