Skip to comments.Utah Biz Owner Fires Employees Because They Supported Obama
Posted on 01/25/2013 7:21:34 PM PST by ReformationFan
Dead weight? A business owner in Utah has become the latest employer to blame President Obama's health care reform bill for layoffs and has doubled down on his public disdain for the current administration by admitting he singled out Obama supporters.
Terry Lee, owner of Cedar City-based Terry Lee Forensics, told the Salt Lake Tribune that he was so impressed by a Vernal, Utah, smoothie bar's policy of asking liberal patrons to pay more, that he, too, took action to recoup losses he said were incurred by Obamacare.
George Burnett, owner of I Love Drilling Smoothie & Juice Bar, said recently he is asking liberal customers to pay an extra dollar for their beverages.
Lee posted a commiserating comment on The Tribune's smoothie bar story this week:
Love it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare [sic] costs and increased taxes. Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits.
Can you hire/fire based on political views?
No state or federal laws would protect employees against this sort of dismissal unless they work for the government. [Source]
Gawker called the business owner "racist" though there is no proof of that.
For years the Massachusetts state tax return has had a line that allows you to pay at a rate higher than that required by law.IOW,you're given a chance to "donate" money to the Commonwealth.Out of 6 million residents something like 250 tax returns each year have that box checked.
I’ll drink to that!!!!
“.Out of 6 million residents something like 250 tax returns each year have that box checked. “
What? In a liberal state like MA I would think at least 1/2 would be checked.
There is nothing that prevents a company firing somebody based on a choice that person makes. These losers deserve what they got.
tit for tat....during the bailout of the auto industry ayatollah obama has his henchmen shut down profitable GM and Chrysler dealerships because the owners donated to McCain/Palin while the eternal unprofitable dealerships, the ones who donated to the soon to be imperial presidents candidacy, were saved and kept solvent...
don’t remeber the press screaming about that....
Id do the same..Obama lovers have put us down a Communist road..whatever happens to this country THEY are to blame..its not that hard to spot an Obama voter..they usually have that “DUH” look on their face followed by their hands out
“There is nothing that prevents a company firing somebody based on a choice that person makes. These losers deserve what they got.”
Maybe, maybe not. If the employer could prove that the employee wasn’t doing his or her job or violated language in an employment contract (such as morals clauses) or was insubordinate — yes. But firing solely because of who the employee voted for probably won’t fly in a court of law.
.... We just are up front and fair as all democratic socialist liberals are lazy liars, unreliable union rule waving fanaticism forefront every day, every minute that I personally just don’t have time for.
Your hired based on an interview and resume and a background check. When I find out your a liberal socialist POS, then our contract is null and void as you lied on your interview, misrepresented your work ethic if any and I am by no means obligated to keep you on the payroll.
Vote for Polidiots like Obama, Vote Socialist Agendas to destroy American traditions, values, liberty and freedom........ your fired.
Obama wants to be tough on corporations, small business etc .... then quality people, loyal, skilled workforce with a solid work ethic are mandatory. Just maintaining a simple set of basic rules of ....
Be on time, honor as possible breaks, lunch etc ..
Be clean and dress appropriately
Be polite, professional,helpful to customers and other employees
Do the work assigned in a timely and correct manner
Keep supervision informed of problems be they production or safety or personal that affect your ability to work.
Rats can’t / won’t do the basics....... fire em !
Look at it like this. If an employee broke something, and it cost my business money, I would be well within my rights to fire him. I should be able to apply the same principle if my employee empowers a politician who costs my business money. No sympathy for liberals.
You took that animation to a stratospheric level! LOL!
“But firing solely because of who the employee voted for probably wont fly in a court of law.”
Depends on the state. In Idaho anyway, and I’d bet Utah is the same, they can let you go for any reason pretty much.
That depends. If Utah is an "at will" state, the employer can fire any employee at any time, for any reason other than race, creed, gender or sexual preference which are protected by Federal Law.
There is no protection in Federal law for political affiliation, and it's unlikely that protection exists in any State (although I'm not an employment lawyer in all 50 states.)
So I say "fire away!" Give all the Obama supporters what they wanted --- send them off to Obama to take care of them "from his stash."
Spring is my ‘Big Hiring Season’ and...I’m not hiring! Yes, I have a few LibTards on board, but they’re coming around to MY way of thinking. Keeping your JOB IS your ‘raise’ this season, and they’re coming to understand that, idiots that they are. *Rolleyes*
I’m only hiring low-end cashiers and stock boys. Anyone that’s already on board will reap the benefits of my largess in extended hours, though no pay upgrades. We (as a ‘collective’) *SMIRK* cannot AFFORD it! It’s For The Collective Good, don’t ya know? ;)
My shop, my rules. Life. Is. Good. :)
Unless it is an at will state then you can be fired for any reason at any time.