After the president's reelection, a Las Vegas company laid off 22 employees, claiming it couldn't bear the burden of Obama's health care law. A Cedar City, Utah, employer also laid off two workers because of the law, and the boss claims that he chose the unfortunate souls because they voted for the guy responsible for it... And it's legal... Most employee in the U.S. are "at will," which means they can be fired for any reason, as long as it's not a specifically prohibited one. Under federal law, only race, color, religion, sex or national origin are unlawful reasons, and only in five states -- California, New York, Connecticut, Colorado and Mississippi -- are employers forbidden from firing workers for their political beliefs. In most of the country, you can't fire someone for worshipping the devil, but you can fire someone for leaning to the left. The Salt Lake Tribune published a story on Wednesday about a Vernal City smoothie bar (photo up top), called I Love Drilling, that charges liberals more for a drink. Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, applauded the decision in the comment section:The president of the Utah forensics company, says he had to trim two workers from the payroll because of the extra costs of Obamacare, and he knew these two had supported Obama. He figured it was kind of justice for those two to pay the price. Unfortunately, he put his thoughts onto the internet where, even those he later erased them, they were captured (as everything on the internet is); although, as far as federal law is concerned, it is not illegal for a small company such as this one to dismiss employees for their political beliefs. Besides supporting Obama, the two employees had unidentified performance issues, says the president of the company. Don't they all? Photo credit - antzinpantz.com, zazzle.com"Love it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare costs and increased taxes," Lee wrote. "Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits."
Monday, January 21, 2013
Utah company fires Obama supporters
3rd company in Mountain West to "Go Dondero" since the election by Clifford F. Thies A Utah company, in the forensics business, fired two employees because they supported Barack Obama for President. From Jobs.aol.com, "Utah: Terry Lee forensics fires Obama two Obama supporting employees":