Thursday, February 21, 2013

Calling All Lawyers

It appears that lawyers in Ohio might have several new cases to pick up if the article and the comments are true. The Dispatch is reporting that a woman has filed suit against her former employer. The lawsuit was filed because her employer, allegedly, fired her for voting for the re-election of President Obama.


...Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit accuses Dayton-based defense contractor Q-Mark Inc. and its president of telling employees that if Obama was re-elected, then his supporters would be the first to be fired, The Dayton Daily News reported.
Brian Wildermuth, an attorney for the company president, said in a statement that Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — “nothing more.”

....The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 14, seeks a minimum of $25,000. It says that Kunkle’s vote came up in conversation on Nov. 7, the day after the election, and that she was fired Nov. 9. The suit claims that the company’s president and owner, Roberta Gentile, said the firing was in the “best interest of the company.” 

What would happen if Q-Mark Inc. lost their contracts because of job discrimination?