reply to post by hotbakedtater
Unfortunately, I do not have any good news for you on this one.
Firstly, if you worked at a local bar / bistro, or a shopping mall (with large carpark), I don't think the stickers would cause any real offence.
And yes, you are correct in saying that stickers do not directly affect your work performance (or your ability to do the job in the first
I'm not aware of the stance taken with US employment law, but in Europe, people are protected under Fair Employment legislation (or varations of).
This states that a person cannot be expected to be dismissed because of their gender, religious beliefs, ethniticity, sexual orientation, political
/ values etc etc.
So if this also applies to the states, then you may have something.
My second point is this (its already been raised): the nature of your political beliefs in relation to your position is questionable - using the term
whilst going to work for a day care centre is just begging for trouble.
I would question your judgement on that one. The day care will go all guns blazing on due dilligence, and acting in the best interests of all etc etc.
They may even throw into the mix that you had an attitude - by joking about it and that such was not suitable to undertake the job!!
Civil liberties - there is a fine line here and to be honest, you may have crossed it just given the nature of your post and responsibility. (I.e.
What would the parents think??). Asking you to take them off immediately and you responding in kind would have been the sensible thing here.
Anyway, sorry to hear about your job (and for blabbering on).