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A woman in Ohio claims that she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama in November.
Patricia Kunkle, who became a full-time employee in May of 2012, is suing Q-Mark Inc. and its president starting at $25,000, for firing her exactly three days after the presidential election. Evidently, Roberta Gentile, the president of Q-Mark Inc., told employees that whomever supports Obama would be terminated if the President got re-elected, as stated in The Denver Channel.
The lawsuit was filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on February 14, 2013.
The Associated Press claimed that the lawsuit filed accuses Gentile of engaging employees in conversations that revealed their opinions on political matters and repeatedly belittling those who were in favor of Obama. Gentile is also accused of stating that the firing was done with the company’s best interest in mind.
Kunkle had never received any disciplinary action or negative evaluations.
The company has retaliated in stating that Kunkle was laid off due to economic hardships.