Can Your Boss Threaten to Fire You if You Don't Vote for Romney?

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/10/can-your-boss-threaten-to-fire-you-if-you-dont-vote-for-romney/263709/

    " Is that true? Can your boss really tell you who to vote for? The answer is probably yes -- depending on where you live, and assuming you're employed in the private sector. In most of the country, there's little restriction on such communication, legal experts say. "
  • Laurence

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Is voting not a private thing in the US?

    Who will ever know who you voted for, unless you tell them?

    I'm sure most people who get written direction on how to vote by their employer would just roll their eyes and throw the letter in the bin.

    Loz
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 22, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    Outdoormutt saidCan Your Boss Threaten to Fire You if You Don't Vote for Romney?



    No
  • jock_1

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    Oct 22, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    Only if your boss is a democrat
  • Webster666

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    Oct 22, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    According to the LAW, your vote is secret.
    You go into the voting booth alone.
    If your employer forced you to fill out an absentee ballot, and forced you to vote for the candidate(s) of his choice, I'm sure that you could easily win a lawsuit against him.
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    Oct 22, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    jock_1 saidOnly if your boss is a democrat


    So far the only bosses that have made that threat are Republican. If you have evidence to the contrary, I'd like to see it.
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    Oct 22, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Outdoormutt saidCan Your Boss Threaten to Fire You if You Don't Vote for Romney?



    No


    They do not know how you vote, but they can fire you for publically supporting a candidate they oppose if they want, at least in some states.
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    Oct 23, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Outdoormutt said
    jock_1 saidOnly if your boss is a democrat


    So far the only bosses that have made that threat are Republican. If you have evidence to the contrary, I'd like to see it.


    *listens to the silence of jock1*
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    My bosses (at one of my jobs) have certainly implied that I wouldn't have a job if I voted for Obama...so...I put an Obama sticker on my car. It sucks that it's the one job that goes a long way toward paying for school, but my values aren't for sale.