The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, is in hot water as it appears they may have fired an employee for nothing more than agreeing with President Trump’s latest Executive Order. Kim Dearman, a university law enforcement dispatcher, was fired after she had a discussion with a colleague about the latest Bill, the conversation was inspired by the University itself sending out an email to employees stating its own opinion.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
A university fired an employee for defending President Trump’s immigration executive order to one of her co-workers when the university president sent an email calling the executive order “very troubling.”
After she defended Trump’s order to a co-worker, the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, terminated Kim Dearman, a university law enforcement dispatcher, for “threatening or abusive language” and “conduct unbecoming a University employee,” according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Your last day on campus is March 13, 2017,” said Madeline S. Holzem, UW La Crosse’s Chief Human Resources Officer, in a letter sent to Ms. Dearman on the same day.
So it appears that some members of a university are allowed to express their political opinions, whilst others aren’t.
Ms. Dearman’s comments were in response to a January 30, 2017 email sent by UWL Chancellor Joe Gow and other administrators at the school.
“Like so many of you, the UW leadership team and I are shocked and saddened by President Donald Trump’s order prohibiting refugees and people from certain predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States,” said Gow and the UWL administrators. “Here at UWL we do not discriminate based on a person’s religion or country of origin, and it is very troubling to see the leader of our country doing exactly that.”