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

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

    I figure this is pretty much a straight up yes or no poll question.So there will be no "maybe/I do not know" options


    Voted for Prop 8? You're fired
    Protests following the passage of California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman, made news headlines, but the Pacific Justice Institute reports a growing number of cases where those opposed to the ballot measure have taken out their anger more quietly: by harassing and even firing employees who voted for it.

    PJI, a non-profit legal defense organization specializing in religious freedom, claims to be representing a San Francisco woman who was fired for voting for Proposition 8, but whose name remains confidential to protect her privacy and legal case.

    "Californians have been shocked by the aggressiveness of radical homosexual activists who have ousted several individuals from their jobs and livelihoods based solely on their support for traditional marriage," states Brad Dacus, president of PJI, on the group's website. "These tactics of fear and intimidation in retaliation for supporting a lawful ballot measure are completely unacceptable."

    PJI also claims to be advising several others seeking settlements after they too were fired for supporting Proposition 8.

    "Unfortunately, this is far from an isolated case," asserts a recent PJI statement.

    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.

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

    I think its wrong but its a private business. They have every legal right to hire and fire whoever they want for whatever reason. When businesses act like assholes like this and word gets around they get hurt real quick. Hell I can get fired for look at my District Manager the wrong way.
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Actually, not for just ANY old reason - otherwise we'd see more people being fired for gender, sexual orientation, religion, and political orientation, which is currently against the law IIRC.
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    jamesrage,

    I didn't know you were North Korean!

    I always thought you were an American.

    Boy, was I wrong!

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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
    jamesrage,

    I didn't know you were North Korean!

    I always thought you were an American.

    Boy, was I wrong!
    Whats with your trolling as of late?
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Whats with your trolling as of late?
    What's "trolling" about inferring the thread question is something you would expect in North Korea, not the United States of America?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Actually, not for just ANY old reason - otherwise we'd see more people being fired for gender, sexual orientation, religion, and political orientation, which is currently against the law IIRC.
    Well you have a point there but there is nothing saying you have the right to work at a specific place. As I said before businesses that do these kind of dickish moves get hurt by just word of mouth alone. While they have the right to be dickish, the social ostracism alone would "force" the business to change their tune via market forces NOT through government guns.
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    Re: Should you be fired for how you voted in a election or ballot issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I think its wrong but its a private business. They have every legal right to hire and fire whoever they want for whatever reason. When businesses act like assholes like this and word gets around they get hurt real quick. Hell I can get fired for look at my District Manager the wrong way.
    No such right exists.

    "At will" employment has its definitions and limits, and political lean is not grounds to terminate.

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

    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?

    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.
    That is different in every state.
    Most commonly age, race, sex, religion, national origin, color, disability, or pregnancy, OSHA, and leave due to military service as protected.

    I haven't seen a protection for political affiliation. A valid business reason may exist to terminate an employee that votes a certain way or the other.

    However since, "I'm sorry we are going in a different direction" isn't protected the rest are moot.

    For the record, I agree with Chevy, They SHOULD be able to hire and fire for WHATEVER reason they want.

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