as in the example above
Workers Were Fired for Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest
Nicole Dieker

In the example right above this, they failed to show up for work that day and were fired. I think I missed an example in your text. They were not fired for speaking of their intent to stay home but for actually staying home.

This is a tough call. As a person who was employed to run a small business with about 25 employees, I could not give them opportunity for free reign, though we did actually close a few days for big issues. No staff means deadlines are not met, income does not come and payroll may not be able to be met. This is a pretty tough choice all the way around. Having the courage of our convictions means being willing to deal with the fallout.

I live in an “at-will” state.

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