Money Was it right to fire an employee for giving President Trump the finger?

18:27  13 november  2017
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Firing employees for their off-hours conduct poses some tricky ethical problems. Do we really want employers making these kinds of decisions?

Juli Briskman—irked that the president was golfing when he ought to be focusing on more important matters—raised her middle finger at Donald Trump 's motorcade as it zipped past her on her bicycle… Now, one of the sometimes-legitimate reasons for firing an employee over their

A woman later identified as Juli Briskman gestures at President Donald Trump’s motorcade on October 28, 2017. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)© Used with permission of / © Rogers Media Inc. 2017. A woman later identified as Juli Briskman gestures at President Donald Trump’s motorcade on October 28, 2017. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

Is she defiantly hero, or a disrespectfully flippant? The woman who flipped off Trump has lost her job. Did her employer act ethically?

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who gave President Trump ’s motorcade, as The Post’s Petula Dvorak put it , the “middle- finger And protecting these rights means that employers must not be able to fire workers who engage in If that employee (say, Chuck Jones) could be fired for defending himself, Trump would have a

They fired her over it . In a Saturday interview with HuffPost, Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, said she was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger .

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Juli Briskman—irked that the president was golfing when he ought to be focusing on more important matters—raised her middle finger at Donald Trump’s motorcade as it zipped past her on her bicycle near Trump National Golf Club last month. And for that, she was fired.

I’ve written a few times about people being fired for their off-the-job behaviour (See: Fired for Being a Jerk in Public and Should Rioters be Fired? and Hydro One Was Wrong to Fire Hooligan Employee). In particular, I’ve argued that while it is often satisfying to see some idiot fired over their bad behaviour, we should be cautious about endorsing such moves by employers. For one thing, we should be cautious about endorsing the intrusion of our employers into our private (or at least, non-work) lives. For another thing, there are too few checks on employers’ power: when people are fired for off-duty behaviour, there’s a chance that this sort of punishment will be capricious, and disproportionate. It is, in short, a rather rough sort of justice.

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Hail to the chief: cyclist gives Trump the middle finger . Virginia, however, has “at will” employment laws, meaning private-sector employers can fire people for any reason. “In some ways, I’m doing better than ever,” she said. “I’m angry about where our country is right now.

Juli Briskman raised her middle finger at President Trump ’s motorcade in October and lost her job with a government contractor a few days later. Virginia is an at-will state, meaning employers can freely fire an employee at any time and for any reason.

Ms Briskman’s employer is—or rather was—Akima L.L.C., a holding company that “oversees government contractors.” Now, one of the sometimes-legitimate reasons for firing an employee over their off-the-job behaviour is when the employee’s behaviour stands to damage the company’s legitimate business interests. And when you’re a company whose business relies on government contracts, having an employee publicly insult the president is a serious concern. So while those of us who agree with Briskman’s sentiment may regret the loss of her job, we should hardly be surprised, and perhaps not offended, at her employer’s actions.

But this case serves a useful purpose in highlighting the role of critical thinking in ethical decision making, because I sense a lot of people out there had a very different reaction to this case than they did to some of the previous high-profile cases of employers firing employees for high-profile off-duty shenanigans. If your moral reaction to this one is different from the last one, you need to think about why. Are you being inconsistent, or is there actually some unspoken principle according to which the rightness of the employer’s action is determined? Is that unspoken principle something other than your own political leanings?

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  Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade.More than 3,000 donations -- from $5 to $250 -- have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman.

A Timeline of the Trump -Russia Scandal. All Stories. The woman who gave President Trump 's motorcade the middle finger in a photo that went viral in October has been fired from her job over the "obscene" gesture.

A Virginia cyclist who was photographed extending her middle finger at President Trump ’s motorcade as it drove past her last month has lost her job because of the gesture, she said on Monday.

A good test of your moral intuitions is generally to put the shoe on the other foot. In particular, when you applaud the exercise of autonomous judgment or freedom by some individual, group, or company, ask whether you would still applaud it if the individual, group, or company had values different from your own.

Applying that to the question of firing employees for their “bad” behaviour off the job: If you think you are in favour of an employer feeling free to fire an employee for behaviour that you think despicable, ask whether you would like employers to follow the same standard when the behaviour in question is one with which you’re sympathetic. If not, then you should probably have second thoughts about the previous cases in which you endorsed rough justice being handed out by employers.

Chris MacDonald is director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Program at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Interim Director of the Ted Rogers MBA at Ryerson University, and founding co-editor of Business Ethics Highlights.


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Juli Briskman was fired after a photo of her giving President Trump the middle finger went viral. I am not alone in having my ability to make a living threatened by my desire to exercise my right to free speech.

hmmm… which person deserves firing ? the person who called someone a “f*ing libtard ahole” on social media vs. the person who gave the POTUS the middle finger while bike riding (But Donald Trump would have been within his rights to stop her and interrogate her, both as President and as a person.)

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