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.
Good for you Diana. I wish you every success.
What happened in WI last year was the only bright spot in a year of reversals.
I hope it is a harbinger of good things to come if we just persevere.
“Or for no reason at all in many states.”
That’s true... There are some federal regs you have to steer clear of when it comes to protected groups, but any good lawyer can get around that. If the person happens to be in a protected group you would probably have to state a reason that was not because he or she was in that group.
John Kerry chose the LOWER TAX RATE before he ran for President.
As one of the Ruling Class, Kerry also had a Fire Hydrant moved from the street in front of his House so he could park his Evil SUV there.
Did I mention he served in Vietnam?
or for no reason. It is better not to give a reason, then there is nothing to come back at you with.
The Golden Rule .... (s)he who has the gold makes the rules. :-)
Some states have laws which allow employers to fire employees without cause, "at will"; without stating a reason. You're gone, goodbye. I would think that the (ex) employee would have to conclusively prove in a legal sense that the employer fired him for that reason only. Not necessarily an easy task.
Yep...all of the above are correct...live in an ‘at will’ state, your boss can fire you for any reason, at any time.
We fired our Odumbo supporters 1 day after the election and we work here in blue city Hollywood, CA.
Cleaned house but we left 1 alone...so just in case we get sued, we have him as our evidence.
He can’t afford all his employees due to increased regulation and taxes. He has to reduce his payroll.
So in short, somebodies going to lose their job.
That is all that is required.
He’s simply picking those who give him the least benefit.
If they can't keep their mouths shut, the might not be doing your business any good.
Although I thought I could guess, during my Dad and Mom's lives, I never knew what their votes were, and neither probably knew what the other's was, IIRC.
There are some places of employment where BO supporters make their presence loudly known through BO paraphernalia posted in their work areas or on their car bumpers.
I decided on Nov 7 that I will never knowingly give money to an Obama supporter. I fired my daughters piano teacher, my hair cutter and a handyman. I no longer go to an old favorite barbecue or pizza place because of my findings.
They voted to raise my taxes, destroy my healthcare and dim the light for my kids future. Why give them more?
Gawker called the business owner “racist” though there is no proof of that.....Don’t need no proof. You are racist ‘cause they say so.
90% of employees don't have an employment contract. In most states they are merely employees at will and can be fired for any or no reason so long as the employer isn't discriminating against a prohibited class. Being a liberal Obama voter isn't a prohibited class. Yet.
A business owner can fire employees based on their political views...and they should do it before El Bozo changes the law by another of his executive decrees.
“we left 1 alone...so just in case we get sued, we have him as our evidence.”
Good for you. Excellent decision!
Kind of in a similar vein to this thread, we’re re-writing our wills and living trust and “firing” beneficiaries who voted for Hussein.
They'd better hope that FedGuv is hiring because the private industry isn't going to be sympathetic.
"So tell us why you were left go from your last job?"
"Oh, those tea bagger idiots! They fired me because I voted for obama and they blamed me for costing them more money to do business!"
"I see. Thank you. We'll contact you when we have a decision."
"It's only been two minutes...Do you know w*"
"This interview is over and we will contact you shortly with a decision..."
“I thought your vote would be secret, known only to you. This business owner is only firing blabbermouths, right?
If they can’t keep their mouths shut, the might not be doing your business any good.”
Indeed. I once had liberal bosses and I never discussed politics in any way, form or shape around them. I was there for the paycheck I needed and nothing else.
“Although I thought I could guess, during my Dad and Mom’s lives, I never knew what their votes were, and neither probably knew what the other’s was, IIRC.”
A different time period. Earlier generations were taught to value having a secret vote. Today’s narcissic “look at me!” generation are taught to post every thought and opinion they have on Facebook or something similar. After all, they find themselves and their views fascinating, why shouldn’t everyone else? ;)
Sidenote: I remember a news story from the last election where some liberal Obama teacher was asking her students who they would vote for if they could. One student said his parents voted for McCain and she berated him for it. I thought what business is it of hers to intrude like that?
Wrong. In employment at will states an employee can be fired at any time for any reason without notice, unless (i) due to religious, sex, age, race or other protected class, or (ii) in violation of an employment contract. Political persuasion is not a protected class. Further, the first amendment protection of free speech only applies to government action. In the private sector there is no such thing as free speech.
The one we left behind is the most useless of the entire production company. He’s our token lib and doesn’t affect our overall operations.
thanks for the bright spot in the darkness!
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