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Former Employee Claims She Was Fired for Voting Obama

A few days after last year’s U.S. Presidential election, an Ohio woman was fired from her job for allegedly voting Barack Obama as president.

According to recent news reports, a certain Patricia Kunkle was fired from his job at the Dayton-based defense contractor. Q-mark, Inc. The employee, as reported, has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit r before the Montgomery County Common Court.

In her lawsuit, Kunkle claimed that she was fired three days following the November 2012 election because she voted for Obama. Kunkle further affirmed that even before the election, the company president, Roberta “Bobbie” Gentile, told the employees that if Obama was re-elected, the latter’s supporters would be the first to be terminated.

Furthermore, Kunkle alleged that Gentile had engaged other employees in conversation to bare their political affiliations, and then repeatedly depreciated those who backed Obama.

Also, Kunkle claimed that the day after the Election Day, Kunkle’s voting preferences was brought up in a conversation until she was fired on November 9, 2012.

Kunkle believes that her termination has something to do with her political preference. On the other hand, in a brief statement released by the defendant’s party, it claimed that Kunkle was laid off due to economic reasons and nothing more.

So far, Kunkle was said to be seeking for $25,000 in her lawsuit.

Meanwhile, on a related note, from his own piece of advice, a Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer always reminds that although employers have the right to terminate an employee, make it a point that they fire an employee for proper or legal reason so that employees won’t find themselves with such an actionable wrongful termination claim.

Posted in Wrongful Termination.


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