Employment Law

Woman Who Flipped Off Trump’s Motorcade Is Suing Her Former Employer

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A cyclist, who was in effect fired from her job after giving Donald Trump the middle finger is suing her former employer.

Juli Briskman filed a lawsuit in a Virginia court on Wednesday arguing that the government contractor Akima violated the state’s employment law when it forced her to quit.

“I never imagined that my ‘one-finger salute’ to the presidential motorcade and its occupant would cost me my job,” said Juli Briskman, who called her firing “un-American.”

Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, joined The Morning Show on Global News Radio 640 Toronto to explain what the employer’s rights were in this situation, and the chances of her successfully arguing her case.

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