Migrant workers at a Detroit factory were stunned to find out they’d been fired after being told they would be fired. The workers were warned in advance that to attend the “day without migrants” protests that they would require permission for the free time. However, 20 workers decided to attend and were duly fired.
They have now launched a case of wrongful dismissal against the company, EZ Industrial Solutions, claiming that they were unfairly fired as they don not have a “formal schedule” and wouldn’t normally need to phone in when they were absent.
The case will go forward with EZ claiming it was acting within its right and the former workers claiming they were fired for something they can ordinarily do.
According to the Daily Caller:
EZ Industrial Solutions says it acted within the law when it fired the workers. Operations manager Jordan Yoder defended the company’s actions in an e-mailed statement to the Free Press:
“The law is quite clear that employees can’t just not show up to work when they’re expected, and also that they are not free to participate in political, non-work related protests during their work day without consequences. We therefore deny any wrongdoing and are confident that the charge will be dismissed.”
The Lawyer who filed the suit, Tony Paris, claimed that EZ doesn’t actually require it’s workers to turn up according to a schedule. This is strongly denied by an EZ spokesman, saying they “do not have an informal schedule”