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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billo_Really View Post
    Hey chevydriver1123,

    Are you going to answer my question?

    Or are you just going to be satisfied with your "drive-by-flaming"?
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    If you were working for McCain and voted for Obama you should get fired I think lol.
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Kevin Snider, chief counsel for PJI, told WND of a worker at a financial company who was asked before the November election how he would vote on the issue of homosexual marriage. The employee gave an evasive answer. Following the election, the employee was asked repeatedly how he voted.

    When it was learned the employee had voted in favor of Proposition 8, he was written up for discrimination, Snider reports, and fired within a couple of days.
    No they shouldn't be fired for that. Their votes were disgusting and frankly I have very little sympathy for them, but nevertheless I don't think people should be fired for their political beliefs, especially when they are coerced into divulging them.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage
    WND reported earlier of a pair of radio hosts who were fired, they believe, because they questioned on air a local politician's call to boycott businesses that supported Prop. 8.

    "I voiced my opinion," radio host Marshall Gilbert told WND. "I voted yes on Prop. 8, and I was fired over that."
    That's different than the previous case. The employees in this question were in mass media and voluntarily divulged their opinions on the air, and that could reasonably affect their job performance. I don't mind that the radio guys were fired. That's different than some office worker being pressured into admitting his personal political views which have no relevance to his job.
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Anyone who voted for Gearge W. should be killed, and exiled to Texas.

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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    Anyone who voted for Gearge W. should be killed, and exiled to Texas.
    There is so much wrong here, I'm not sure where to start.
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billo_Really View Post
    What's "trolling" about inferring the thread question is something you would expect in North Korea, not the United States of America?
    As far as I know the North Koreans do not have any right to vote. So how this thread a valid comparison? Where you being sarcastic?
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No such right exists.

    "At will" employment has its definitions and limits, and political lean is not grounds to terminate.
    Am I just misreading what you have written Jerry?

    AFAIK "At Will" employment allows employers to fire anyone for any cause other then those protected by Federal and State job discrimination laws or if you've complained about illegal activity, about discrimination or harassment, or about health and safety violations in the workplace.

    Also you can't be fired for exercising a variety of other legal rights, including the right to take family and medical leave, to take leave to serve in the military, or to take time off work to vote or serve on a jury.

    ISTM "At Will" employment gives a great deal of latitude to employers to terminate and if they want to terminate because you disagree with them politically and exercise that disagreement through your vote it's totally legal as long as they have not prohibited you from exercising that right.

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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    Anyone who voted for Gearge W. should be killed, and exiled to Texas.
    Is this one of those tricky brain teasers, Like "If a plane crashes on the border of OK and TX, where do you bury the survivors?"

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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    I think political leanings should be protected, with some exceptions such as Kandahar has advocated and possibly others. I think it is important for a healthy democracy for people to be able to be open and to discuss their political views, althought in the workplace this should kept to a reasonable amount (just as other conversation ought to be).

    I have faith that with open and free dialogue, the position represented by Prop 8 will come to be understood as the bigoted position that it is.

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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I think political leanings should be protected, with some exceptions such as Kandahar has advocated and possibly others. I think it is important for a healthy democracy for people to be able to be open and to discuss their political views, althought in the workplace this should kept to a reasonable amount (just as other conversation ought to be).

    I have faith that with open and free dialog, the position represented by Prop 8 will come to be understood as the bigoted position that it is.
    Your opinion, not fact..

    If anyone asks me how I voted, I'd say "angryly"..The campaign/voting process needs reform so badly..

    If this was asked, "who did you vote for ?" I'd say, NOYFB !

    Being fired for voting a certain way is wrong, and I am positive , illegal..

    If anyone is fired, it should be those who ask questions that are private or illegal.
    And North Korea has nothing to do with this..

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