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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Produce the emails of STFU is what I say! I wonder what he was doing for those 37 days.. Scratch that, no I don't..

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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

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    Why is it whenever any one predicts a legal case here, they far more often than not end up being wrong? Have you read the filings in the case? If not then how the hell are you able to make anything like an accurate prediction?
    I have read the same article that you have. Or did you read something more than the article?
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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Produce the emails of STFU is what I say! I wonder what he was doing for those 37 days.. Scratch that, no I don't..

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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I doubt you would sympathize with him even if he did.
    If he produces the emails, he will get paid (and rightfully so) and his boss will be terminated and probably even some others. Those emails come to light and everyone will get what they deserve.
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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Really, what's needed legislatively is a comprehensive ban against discriminating against or firing an employee on ANY basis other than poor or non-performance of clearly defined work duties.

    Unless an employer has a clearly stated rule against using company computers during break times and/or very specific rules about what internet content may be viewed on company computers, then it's patently illegal to fire someone for their off-the-clock internet use.

    Considering how heavily employment law bends over backwards to give employers all kinds of outs and plausible deniability with regards to discrimination and harassment, an employer really has to do something spectacularly stupid to actually run afoul of the law. IF the plaintiff's account is accurate, then this would indeed be an example of just such spectacular stupidity on the part of the employer.
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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    He was ordered onto medical leave and then fired for taking medical leave. Sounds perfectly reasonable.
    I was fired once for getting sick.

    I had a load going from Denver to Abequer, albek, albequerque, al.........Albuquerque and 4 hours after leaving I started to get the headache and the a heavy head. 5 hours later I woke my codriver up and said I'm gonna pass out. It was the warp-9 flue. He drove the rest of the way to that capital city of New Mexico and I put myself into a hotel room, payed for it myself. 2 days of moaning and groaning later I called the boss saying I was ready to go back to work and he said I was no longer employed there.

    What my boss wanted was for me to bounce around in the back, while constantly vomiting, while my co-driver illegally used my logbook hours. I denied him the opportunity for more profit, I'm soooo bad.

    Good thing about truck driving job market is that I took a 2 month vacation and then when I felt like coming back to work I only spent about 2 hours finding another job, a better job.
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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Just because a gay person was fired doesnt mean they were fired because they were gay. Missing 37 consecutive days from work sounds like grounds for termination.

    The guy claims there are emails. I'd like to see that before I jump on the this OMG THIS IS HORRIBLE bandwagon.
    This, seriously.

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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Just because a gay person was fired doesnt mean they were fired because they were gay. Missing 37 consecutive days from work sounds like grounds for termination.

    The guy claims there are emails. I'd like to see that before I jump on the this OMG THIS IS HORRIBLE bandwagon.
    While this is true, he also claims that the harassment and negative evaluations began way before he missed those 37 days.
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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No, it should be up to the people who have a problem with it to shut their mouths, and realize that they are working, and not cause a problem. It is not up to gay people to hide who they are because someone may be uncomfortable with it.
    It is up to ALL parties to act in a professional matter. Any social issues should be left at the door by all parties, as they are not an aspect of the job or job performance.

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    Re: Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    What do you mean by "sexual views"? Supporting a "Two Dads" group isn't a sexual view, it's a socio-political one. Being homosexual isn't a view at all.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the implication here seems to that homosexuals should keep their lives in the dark from everyone else which strikes me as a dangerous concept. It implies there is something fundamentally wrong with it and will only serve to make it worse should it be discovered (or wrongly assumed about someone else).

    It's certainly true that in some social environments (including the work place), all sorts of characteristics, opinions of actions can be a source of conflict but it's impossible to keep all such things private. An individual can choose to keep aspects of their life private if they wish but there shouldn't be any expectation to do so and any bullying or mistreatment as a result should be stamped on promptly and firmly.

    Nope I said sexual views.

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