Bradley partner Will Manuel was quoted in Business Insurance on the female cyclist who was fired after posting a picture of herself “sharing her opinion” of President Donald Trump on social media. While she does not have a case against her former employer based on her First Amendment right of free speech, she could pursue gender discrimination charges because a male employee of the same firm was not terminated after his offensive posting.
“You could make a claim in this case that she’s being discriminated against because she’s female,” which could rise to a gender discrimination claim, said Manuel. “That’s probably going to be the basis for some sort of charge.”
The complete article, “Cyclist fired for showing her opinion of Trump may have no case,” appeared in Business Insurance on November 14, 2017.