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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 03:54 PM

We shouldn't be conceding that Trump can fire someone for ANY reason- I don't think that's true [View all]

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I think that the President, as an employer, should be constrained by the law the same as all at-will employment, which means there is a broad set of reasons for which you can't fire someone. Among these reasons are those related to civil rights- you can't fire someone because of their race, or their gender, or their religion, or a number of other protected categories. You can't fire someone because they won't have sex with you- it's important to hold Trump to that standard, don't you think? There are also limitations- that I'm admittedly less familiar with- regarding retaliation against employees exercising their legal rights. Presumably, testifying about the truth of a workplace matter- often called whistleblowing- should have a level of protection, as an exercise of legal rights and sound public policy.

Long story short, we shouldn't concede that Trump can fire someone for "any reason he wants." That doesn't seem right or true to me.

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