Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Law firm Baas charged over dispute over firing Pro-Trump employees

Three Minnesota attorneys have sued their boss, claiming he unfairly fired employees for posting pro-Trump or pro-police content on social media.

William Kain, Margaret Henehan and Kelsey Quarberg, all partners of the St. Cloud-based law firm Cain and Scott is suing Wesley Scott, the law firm’s president and managing partner, for alleged wrongful termination, StarTribune Reported Wednesday.

According to the lawsuit, Scott was upset about the Capitol violation on Jan. 6 and sent an email to all of the firm’s attorneys in April that the “traitors on Jan. 6” should have been shot.

He then allegedly asked an operations manager to fire two “racist” employees for posting pro-Trump and pro-police content on social media.

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Supporters waved flags outside Mankato Regional Airport as President Donald Trump stopped a campaign in Mankato, Minn., On August 17, 2020. (Stephen Maturen / Getty Images)

The driver refused to do so. Scott allegedly fired the manager and an employee and threatened to fire another. The three partners told Scott it was illegal to fire employees because of their political beliefs in Minnesota. Scott fired the three partners in response.

According to the complaint, Scott called police to remove Quarberg, who is pregnant, and said she violated him and physically threatened him.

Cain and Scott’s website removed the bios and contact information of the three partners. The website claims that the firm is the best Google-rated bankruptcy law firm and the oldest bankruptcy law firm in Minnesota.

The future of the law firm is unknown because the three partners owned 50% of the firm and asked the court to dissolve the firm to pay them for their shares.

According to StarTribune, Scott owns the other half of the firm.

Scott told StarTribune on Tuesday that he had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment yet. Quarberg said their lawyer advised her and the other two partners not to comment.

The three attorneys are also seeking other remedies, such as reimbursement and benefits.

The Epoch Times contacted Scott for further comment.

Cory Olson, a lawyer in Minnesota, Minnesota attorney said that the state is among half of the countries in which laws protect employees from discrimination on the basis of political activities, the exercise of constitutional rights or other forms of private political action.

Minnesota Statues § 10A.36 says, ‘A person or association may not be hindered by economic retaliation or that job loss or physical coercion against an individual or association is threatened due to political contributions or political activities of that individual or association. This subdivision does not apply to compensation for employment or loss of employment if the employee’s political commitment or position is a bona fide professional qualification of the service. A person or association that violates this section is guilty of a serious offense. ”

However, Olson said Minnesota is also a workforce that is on its will, meaning a private employee can be fired for any reason. Olson said it was an illegal area of ​​law, and that both employers and employees were “wise to take note of it.”


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