American Flag Under Assault

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    A Florida hotel fired its front desk supervisor after the man wore an American flag lapel pin, a violation of the hotel’s personal appearance policies that prohibit employees from wearing badges and pins. Sean May told Jacksonville’s WJXT that his manager at St. Augustine’s Casa Monica Hotel told him Thursday to remove the pin or leave. He refused to take it off and was sent home. The following day, the hotel informed him he was fired. “I wear it with pride because I like where I live and I love this country,” May told the station. When his manager gave him the ultimatum, “I said I‘m not going to remove the pin so I guess I’m going home.

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    How is the flag ‘Under Assault’?

    Otherwise this is a non-issue, Florida is a ‘right to work’ state, all employment is ‘at will’ by statute.
     
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    The company wins if they are able to show the employee got a copy of the policy. There was a homeowner in Hendersonville TN who put up a flagpole and flew the American flag. The HOA ordered him to take it down because they have a 'no flag' policy in the subdivision. He lost. If you agree to the policy in the beginning, you have to abide by it.

    I'd hate that 'no pin' policy though. I have a fairly extensive collection of antique broaches that I like to wear!
     
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    A guy could wear a freaking dress to work and be covered by the 1st Amendment these days but the Flag has become a controversial issue. The world is upside down under liberalism.
     
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    And the moral of the story: Be careful what you agree not to wear. You may just have to take it ALL off or get fired!

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    libbs hate any show of patriotism !! that is why they will defend the hotels actions !!
     
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    This isn't about patriotism. It's about a dumb kid who didn't read what he signed.
     
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    Do you think this guy was actually forced to sign a document that he would never wear a Flag to work? Nah, you lefties ain't gonna get away with that argument. The simple truth is that the company decided that a tiny Flag was inappropriate. I find that decision insulting on many levels including disrespect for the Military who wear the Flag all the time.
     
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    This isn’t a First Amendment issue as there’s no potential government preemption; this has nothing to do with ‘liberalism.’

    It’s got nothing to do with anything, actually, except as noted: pay attention to one’s condition of employment.
     
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    The guy, no doubt, signed a statement saying he got a copy of the Employee Handbook which, no doubt, had that policy in it. That means he agreed not to wear a pin to work, but he did and violated company policy. No different than agreeing not to watch porn on your employers computer. You sign on the line that you got the policies. You don't follow the policies. You are out of a job.
     

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