Developing Issue: Firing Employees for Participation in Immigration Rallies

Work/Life/Law Blog has an entry on an issue that is like to be developing further in the coming weeks and months. Companies firing employees because they participated in an immigration-related marches. In this case an Indianapolis company fired two employees who participated in the local rally for "absenteeism." Perhaps this is so...but no one will believe it.

Of course it remains to be seen if a viable cause of action could be made out of such terminations in any event as most states do not protect employees from political retribution (at least at private employers). The article notes however that at least one group is already considering suing the companies "or taking other action" against companies that engage in such practices.

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