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  •  As the article said... (6+ / 0-)

    "Ohio Revised Code 3599, which guards against employers’ intimidation, coercion and retaliation involving elections."

    28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:32:28 PM PST

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    •  Not to mention Federal Law (6+ / 0-)
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      TDDVandy, CaliSista, eXtina, llywrch, elwior, JVolvo

      The Voting Rights Act which prohibits the offering of inducements for a vote ... And continued employment is a pretty powerful inducement.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:34:15 PM PST

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      •  Arguably, yes. (2+ / 0-)
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        eXtina, twigg

        But here the employer was apparently stupid enough to run his mouth about firing Obama supporters and also tried to get employees to disclose their political affiliations.

        We know the Romney campaign told businesses to threaten layoffs if Obama won, but most of the businesses that did it were at least somewhat smarter about it than this.  I'm wondering if they consulted with a lawyer before doing this, because if it were me I would have said "are you really this stupid?"

        28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

        by TDDVandy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:36:36 PM PST

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    •  asked and answered. (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, eXtina

      the legal question is whether that will constitute intimidation.  based on the plaintiff's attorney statement, it seems it doesn't under current law.

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