By The Blaze. After 18 employees at a Tennessee-based painting company skipped work this week to attend a pro-immigration rally, they received a brutal lesson about right-to-work laws they won’t soon forget.
According to KTNV-TV, 18 employees at Nashville’s Bradley Coatings were fired after they informed their supervisors on Wednesday they were missing work the next day to attend the nationwide protest, “A Day Without Immigrants.”
The protest sought to show the significance that immigrants play in the U.S. workforce while protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
However, on Thursday when the employees didn’t show up to work, they learned that they had been terminated. . .
He added, “I would tell [my boss] he was unfair, after working for them for so many years, giving him our best. They could not understand that it was just one day. We were going to make up that day on a Sunday, but they didn’t understand that, and it was not the best way. They didn’t give us an opportunity and just told us we were fired.” (Read more from “After 18 Employees Skip Work to Attend Immigration Rally, They Receive Brutal Lesson From Their Boss” HERE)
Company Fires 18 Employees After They Participated in ‘a Day Without Immigrants’
By KTNV. A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest “A Day Without Immigrants.”
The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday they’d be taking part in the nationwide movement. Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs.
“We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired,” one employee said. . .
“Tennessee is an employment-at-will state which basically means an employer can end your employment at any time without reason or cause. Of course there are a lot of different stipulations, civil rights issues that could stop them from doing that,” Department of Labor and Workforce Development spokesman, Chris Cannon said. (Read more from “Company Fires 18 Employees After They Participated in ‘a Day Without Immigrants'” HERE)