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    Sacked for political opinion ?

    How do we all see this ?

    Woman who gave Trump the middle finger fired from her job

    Free speech, land of the free.........my ass.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    How do we all see this ?

    Woman who gave Trump the middle finger fired from her job

    Free speech, land of the free.........my ass.
    You have free speech and freedom to express yourself. But your employer has the freedom to separate you from them, at any time.
    She may be able to take them to court over it, but she may decide to just move on.
    Me, I'd go apply to the competition.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    You have free speech and freedom to express yourself. But your employer has the freedom to separate you from them, at any time.
    She may be able to take them to court over it, but she may decide to just move on.
    Me, I'd go apply to the competition.
    That's fine if you've good skills and there's competition to go to and employers have no agreement among themselves. But it could easily mean there are people who don't dare express their real opinion because they cannot risk being fired. In fact there pretty much have to be, and that doesn't feel right.
    The crowd: "Yes! We are all individuals!"
    Lone voice: "I'm not."

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    You have free speech and freedom to express yourself. But your employer has the freedom to separate you from them, at any time.
    She may be able to take them to court over it, but she may decide to just move on.
    Me, I'd go apply to the competition.
    Hardly free speech if your employer can sack you if he doesn't agree.
    They didn't need to pretend it was for bad work.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    Most companies, these days have a "social media policy" and they can defend their corporate image.
    I removed my current company from my FB profile, just so that my political rants would not be an excuse for my "separation"
    This woman, however, never represented herself as an employee of that company, and she may have a case to pursue to receive compensation, though that "Employment-at-will Clause" may protect the company.

    And that Freedom of Expression idea in the Constitution? It really, in fact, only protects you from government prosecution for your expression of opinion.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    I am now fearful, what are the gun laws in Virginia ?
    She could fall back on her right to bear arms........................it's been done before.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    I am now fearful, what are the gun laws in Virginia ?
    She could fall back on her right to bear arms........................it's been done before.
    She may have already been armed.
    We have a right to own guns. That really does not give us the right to actually shoot anyone.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    She might be very angry.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

    Nah.
    She has probably already seen the opportunities afforded her by this event, and is making plans to capitalize on the thing.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Sacked for political opinion ?

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    So what kind of idiots in virginia vote for politicians that favour at will contracts?

    Over here we call them brexiteers although most of them haven't worked out that will be one of the consequences of their decision.

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