THE best layoff method. The best.
Imagine all the outrage if the people being fired for having Christianity stickers, not obama.
Well it IS illegal to discriminate against someone based on their religion. Political affiliations? Not protected.
Actually, political views are protected from discrimination under the First Amendment of the Constitution. There are many legal precedents supporting this case.
Wrong again… PUBLIC EMPLOYEES are protected because their EMPLOYER is the GOVERNMENT. Did you even check the links you posted? I honestly don’t think you did. The first one talks about public employee protection and the second one compares private to public, in which it says that there’s “very little law bearing on political discrimination by private employers.” Before you post links with specific cases, learn the difference between public and private.
First, how am I wrong AGAIN, when this is the first time I reblogged you? Second, you assume this organization isn’t a public entity or that it doesn’t fall under public jurisdiction. Third, you stated before that NO ONE is protected from political discrimination except in a few states, when in all actuality, a vast number of public employees are protected. I am not the one who is incorrect. At the very least, you are being misleading.
I know the difference between public and private, thanks. I felt the need to correct you. You don’t need to be snarky. That’s not necessary.
I really don’t care who is reblogging, you’re the second person to be wrong. I can pretty well assume that this is a private business given that the CEO appears to interact pretty directly with the employees (i.e. this letter & the company picnic), they’re providing a product, not a service, and, if this was a public organization, the CEO wouldn’t take the time to write this because he’d be so far up Obama’s ass trying to get funding, it would be ridiculous.
I’m not wrong. I already illustrated how you were leaving out entire aggregates of the population. Assumptions are never safe to make, even if you are most likely correct.
Here’s why. Apparently, political discrimination protection is even more prominent than you initially assumed, on both broad and narrow scales:
Where does it even mention what they are selling? I work for a public university. You know, a state entity? My employers interact with me on a daily basis, and we even have employee get-togethers.
Public employees need not to be mentioned because their employer is who everyone is protected from. I like the link, but it’s still flawed… Everything is either based on what is said/done off company property or that the employer can’t force the employee to engage in anything political. Now let’s say this letter is real (I still have my doubts), these employees that are being laid off are still not protected because it’s political speech ON company property.
By “my employer”, are you talking about a supervisor or the school president? And direct communication between the top and bottom differs based on which office you work at, and I say “you” in a general sense, not specifically you. Take my case, for instance. I work in a rebar fabrication shop. The company is based in Brazil. Odd are that I’ll never meet the CEO, granted I don’t really care to, at a company picnic, community event, or anything… The closest i’ll ever get will probably be one of those stupid safety videos we have to watch every month. But anyways, employer-employee communication isn’t what we’re discussing..