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  •  Not true (none)
    I personally know people in New York who have fought and won wrongful termination suits, that had nothing to do with race, religion, etc... In fact, didn't even have to do with politics. This woman has devastating case, and she should absolutely sue.

    "It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them." - Dame Rose Macaulay

    by Zackpunk on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 08:21:19 AM PDT

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    •  This says nothing (none)
      If you have an employment contract, which many people do, you can sue for "wrongful termination" if you are fired in breach of the contract.  As I also mentioned, you can also sue for "wrongful termination" if you are fired for a reason that violates public policy -- the most common is a firing in retaliation for reporting your employers' illegal activity.  If you have no contract, and no public policy protection exists (and being fired for political affiliation is not one of them), you have no grounds for suit, unless you can show unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, gender, etc.  The Alabama voter intimidation statute may provide the woman a public policy ground for bringing suit, however.

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