This is America. You think you’re allowed to be disrespectful? You think this is some sort of free-speech country where you can say and do whatever you want so long as you don’t actually hurt people?
Well, it is. But those same rights also apply to private employers. When it’s up to the People to perform democracy by supporting or not supporting particular people who do things, 9 times out of 10 they’re going to support the businessman and his right to terminate your at-will employment.
At the end of the day, more people are concerned with making a paycheck than they are exercising their First Amendment rights and therein lies the problem. Most people won’t care that she was terminated because she “had it coming” or something to that effect. When a large number of people are living paycheck-to-paycheck, the Constitution is the last of their worries. The bottom line is that you CAN be fired for pretty much anything, pretty much anywhere. If that bothers you, stop working for people you think would do such a thing. I would say that the ultimate way to “protest” this decision would be for all of the employees to quit, but we all know there are enough desperate, unemployed people that the employer can easily find to fill their places.
I do not support this growing trend of trying to get fired those who offend you and it scares me. After her termination, will the public “demand” an apology?
The mobocracy is upon us.
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3:24:21 @ 11/23/2012