The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse appears to have fired Kim Dearman, a private law-enforcement employee, for her political views after she defended President Trump’s executive order on immigration to a co-worker, according to a report in The Daily Caller.
Dearman was responding to a January letter-to-faculty in which the University called Trump’s order “troubling.” After the employee defended her pro-Trump views in conversation, she received a quick termination. “Your last day on campus is March 13, 2017,” Madeline S. Holzem, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Chief Human Resources Officer, wrote to Ms. Dearman on the same day.
Holzem (in photo) is now claiming that Dearman was not fired for her political views, but rather for “conduct unbecoming a University employee” and “threatening or abusive language.”
Dearman’s attorney, Lee J. Fehr, sharply defended the unfairly-fired security worker in a statement. “If political speech is offensive and abusive, when can the citizens of Wisconsin and employees of the University of Wisconsin expect (those who published the letter) to be terminated?” Fehr said.