Ohio Woman Claims She Was Fired Because She Voted for Obama
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

A  Ohio woman is suing a Dayton defense contractor, Q-Mark, Inc., claiming she was fired for voting for President Obama, the Associated Press reports.

Patricia Kunkle says the owner threatened employees with termination last year if President Obama was re-elected. The owner allegedly said that Obama supporters would be the first to be let go.

Kunkle says her voting preferences came up in a conversation the day after the election and that she was fired Nov. 9, just two days after the conversation about her voting preferences and three days after the election. The owner told her the termination was “in the best interests of the company.”

Q-Mark’s lawyer says: “Ms. Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — nothing more.”

Read more about the suit here.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.

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