Woman fired for flipping Trump the bird

07 November, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Juli Briskman Facebook page

Taken aback by their response, Briskman, who had been working at the company for just over six months, doubled down and explained that she wasn't even on the job when the incident unfolded and that nowhere on her social media accounts does she indicate her employer. Her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, did not seem very impressed with the action of their employee and chose to fire her over the same.

She is now working with attorneys at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Briskman's employer, government contractor Akima LLC, wasn't thrilled by the picture, either. One of her male colleagues who insulted him deliberately a person on Facebook has just been reprimanded while the company was included on his cover photo. "In some ways, I'm doing better than ever", she says.

While Briskman told the Huffington Post, "How is that any less "obscene" than me flipping off the president?" According to Bethesda lawyer Bradley Shear, her honesty is what cost her her employment.

"You can say whatever you want", Shear told The Post.

As she was monitoring Facebook this summer, she found a public comment by a senior director at the company in an otherwise civil discussion by one of his employees about Black Lives Matter. He has been asked to remove the post but he was able to keep her job. "You're a f-- Libtard a--", the director said, writing from a profile that clearly identifies him as an employee of the firm.

However, that senior director has not been fired, despite Briskman flagging the comment to management.


Click through to read the full story at the Washington Post. "Motorcade is now gathering speed and heading for DC", said the White House pool report at the time.

Briskman's own form of protest against the President was a spur-of-the-moment choice she made while thinking about what she considers to be Trump's poor behavior and job performance.

HuffPost offered up the photo in question, along with more detail on Briskman's potential claim against Akima.

She told HuffPost and The Washington Post that she'd already been thinking about Trump and the state of the America as his motorcade started to roll by.

"I flipped off the motorcade a number of times", she said.

A day later, concerns bubbled up, upsetting the bigwigs at the company so much they fired her.

Briskman, a Democrat, said she plans to look for a new job with an advocacy group that she believes in, like Planned Parenthood or PETA.

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