Employee Should Not Have Been Fired For Going To Charlottesville Rally - And Response (5)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Re: Employee fired by Mojo Burrito for attending Charlottesville rally:

It bothers me that the employee at the restaurant was fired for doing something on his own time. Had he shown acts that bothered the owners before this?

I am so against everything that happened at the rally, but also where does all this stop? If I go to a movie that my employer doesn't like will I be fired?

If  this employee showed at work his attitude then I can understand him being fired, but if it is just for him going to the rally then I have a problem with that. Now will they be watching all their employees this way? 

Michael Morgan

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Wow....Mojo Burrito outed and fired an employee based on what?  I realize this is a right to work state but this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.  They've gone to the news to "brag" about their policy of diversity?  What was his work record like?  Did customers ever complain that he was a racist? 

I'd have you in court for discrimination, harassment, damaging my ability to work, lost future earnings due to YOUR opinion only and anything else I could think of.  If he hasn't been to the EEOC yet he needs to be there YESTERDAY. 

And oh, btw, you've lost my business and everyone that I know in "protest" to your high-handed political decision to ruin a life simply because you want to court the alt-left.  This is Tennessee and there are hundreds if not thousands of patriots who want to remember history as it really was and not what you want it to be.

Sue White

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News flash, Sue White, The Confederacy lost the Civil War.  The only people rewriting history are those like yourself who refuse to believe what actually happened. This is not a discussion. There are not two sides. They're not opinions on this matter. The fact of the matter is, the Confederacy lost the Civil War. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. You don't get to make up your own facts in your pathetic attempt to defame the alt left, whatever that means.

To be clear, said employee attended a rally put on by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. In case you weren't aware, the whole world went to war over the case of Nazis. We decided collectively as a world that Nazis had no place in our society. If you are stupid enough to attend a rally put on by neo-Nazis, then you deserve to be fired. You've made your views well known and those points of view are not acceptable and have no place in our society or country. That is not up for discussion. It is not up for debate.

Jeffery Shapiro

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Mr, Shapiro, I find it disturbing that you miss the point of the employee being fired. Essentially you are saying employers should allow employees to protest only if their views align with their employer; otherwise, they're out the door.

Are we to allow our bosses to decide what is or isn't a noble cause? If that isn't a frightening concept, what is?

In a free society, people have the right to protest lawfully, regardless of their stance. To do otherwise conjures up thoughts of Big Brother or the neo-Nazis you find so reprehensible.

Sam Taylor

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In 1927, Hitler said: "We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system

Chuck Davis
Lookout Mountain  

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Tennessee is indeed a right to work state.  That simply means that you are not obligated to join your shop's union. 

I think what everyone keeps trying to say is that Tennessee is an at-will state.  This is also true.  You or your employer can terminate your employment "at-will" or for no cause.  You cannot be fired for race, color, national origin, or religion (see Civil Rights Act of 1964).  However, being a Nazi isn't a protected class, and since the individual in question did not have a contract with Mojo Burrito, he can be fired.  

I love how outraged everyone is that some local small business owner acted within the law to let someone go, but are equally outraged when individuals attempt to form unions to protect their employment and to promote better working conditions.  And people call me a snowflake.  

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