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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:48 PM

Florida Law Firm That Fired Workers For Wearing Orange Cites Bullying

Source: ABC News

Elizabeth R. Wellborn law firm in Deerfield Beach, Fla., said that it welcomes "the opportunity to present all the facts to the National Labor Relations Board" after eight of the workers fired from the law firm March 16 for wearing orange filed a federal complaint last week against their former employer, contesting the firing.

Wellborn said that "any assertion that the firm disciplines people for what they wear, or simply for wearing orange shirts, is ludicrous and disingenuous" and "statements by the employees' attorney that her clients were protesting work conditions is a fabrication and contradicts earlier statements by employees that they had planned a group outing to a local bar and wanted to match their attire."

Wellborm said 11 employees "were discharged for their efforts to harass, bully and intimidate the new office manager into quitting," but not everyone wearing orange that day was let go.

Attorney Donna Ballman who represents the eight support staff, in response, told ABC News the law firm's statement "would be laughable if it weren't a such a malicious and unfounded attack on my clients."



Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/florida-law-firm-orange-workers-bullying-manager/story?id=16147776



Latest developments on the "orange shirt" case out of Florida. A NLRB complaint has been filed.

Apparently, protesting workplace conditions is "bullying" in the employer's mind.

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Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2012 OP
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whathehell Apr 2012 #2
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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:58 PM

1. How dare these lowly "workers"

protest their working conditions, they should grovel and pray to God every mioght that good things happen to the folks that deign to give them .10 while reaping thousands of dollaqrs from their labor. (no sarcasm smilie can be found, but is intended)

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 06:25 PM

5. In case you were serious, here's how to insert a sarcasm smilie. Type in :sarcasm:


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. But..but..I was just told that companies can't be criticized for requiring a uniform.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:16 PM

3. I can't believe they'd fire Gator fans!!!!

They'll never get a client again in Florida if they claim wearing orange will get you fired....hahaha...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. Were the employees that wore green

the next day also fired?

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