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MrMilkdud June 2nd, 2014 1:04am

You hire someone to work for you. They are not under contract. After a few months they quit because they don't like your personal religious views. Their sudden absence results in lost business. Should you be able to sue them for your loss of income?

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Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
06/03/14 10:02 pm

No. Any loss of business is the owners fault.

sentiment Texas
06/03/14 9:35 pm

lol ... not in any part of the world.

MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
06/04/14 12:20 pm

We let employees sue employers for this reason all the time.

d0m333 Pennsylvania
06/02/14 10:55 pm

No contract, no obligation

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madeit Houston Area
06/01/14 9:50 pm

I don't see what religion has to do with it. No contract, no obligation.

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MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
06/02/14 7:18 am

Religion was mentioned because this poll is based on all the other polls from last night about whether an employer should be able to fire an employee for any reason they want, including religious differences.

DamageInc California
06/01/14 8:40 pm

I believe most places are "at will" which means you can leave at any time for any reason.

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kermie gaytopia
06/01/14 7:56 pm

Well, they can sue. But should they win? No. As you know, I believe that employers are held to higher standards, responsibilities, and, unfortunately, more vulnerability. If you don't like it, don't go into business.

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blockey
06/01/14 7:04 pm

You can sue for whatever you want... You definitely should lose, but yes. You can sue for whatever you'd like no matter how ridiculous it is.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/01/14 6:45 pm

People walk out on jobs all the time, while giving no notice.
The employer has to eat the loss.

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MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
06/01/14 7:55 pm

But this person is discriminating against you for your personal beliefs.
When the opposite scenario was proposed you sided with the person being discriminated against.
Maybe we should call you "flipflopbird"

kermie gaytopia
06/01/14 7:57 pm

There's a clear difference between the expectations placed on employers vs. employees. Your followers understand this even if you pretend not to.

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 11:27 am

"Flipflop" bird... lol

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/01/14 6:40 pm

No. But if contacted for references I'd be frank that they left w/no notice.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
06/01/14 6:27 pm

I don't believe in suing someone unless they intentionally harm you that causes financial loss.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/01/14 6:24 pm

Don't worry, I'm not going to troll your poll, md.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/01/14 6:30 pm

Probably not. I was making that comment for my own purpose of keeping myself in line.

EarlyBird Portland
06/01/14 6:32 pm

For some reason, I see a poll posted by you and I have the urge to troll it :-)

MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
06/01/14 6:35 pm

Feel free to troll, EB. You need all the practice you can get!

EarlyBird Portland
06/01/14 6:41 pm

Haha... gee thx

kermie gaytopia
06/01/14 7:58 pm

I will happily troll your poll :)

TheCameron UCF
06/01/14 6:16 pm

Inspired by Me!!!

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TheCameron UCF
06/01/14 6:19 pm

good question btw

MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
06/01/14 6:20 pm

Yes, Cameron's name will be in the credits after this movie is over.

MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
06/01/14 6:20 pm

How did you answer, by the way?

TheCameron UCF
06/01/14 6:23 pm

I said no and praetorianus's comment sums up my view pretty well.

Dgennero Fair enough.
06/01/14 6:07 pm

No, since there is no contract.

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