Was someone fired for voting? An Ohio woman is arguing that is indeed the case this week, as the CS Monitor reported this Wednesday, Feb. 20, that Patricia Kunkle filed a lawsuit against her past employer, claiming that she was fired for voting for President Obama in the past election.
Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit officially accuses a defense contract, Q-Mark Inc., as well as its company president for telling their employees that if Barack Obama was re-elected this 2012, those who supported him would “be the very first to be fired.”
Yet an attorney for the president countered, saying that Kunkle was only laid off for solely economic reasons.
"I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus the economic environment confronting defense contractors," said the report. "The allegation that Q-Mark discharged Ms. Kunkle because of her vote is simply false."
Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit seeks no less than $25,000 in her case, noting that she was fired for voting for President Obama after her vote was mentioned the day following the presidential election on Nov. 7. She was fired Nov. 9.