The Daily Caller is reporting that a group of twenty immigrant workers were shocked when they were fired after skipping work to attend a rally.
It seems that the former employees of EZ Industrial Solutions in Detroit decided that they could miss work in order to join a “Day Without Immigrants” rally in February.
The fired employees have filed a complaint with the federal labor regulars contending that it was their right not to show up for work so they could engage in the political protest.
The employer, EZ Industrial Solutions argued that employees cannot simply refuse to show up for work in order to attend a political rally:
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.
It seems that the now unemployed protesters will stand as proof that a company can indeed get by without employing immigrants who don’t want to work.