Questions Arise About "Bumper Sticker Firing"
March 13, 2006 at 5:53 AM (PT)
So, was a SAN DIEGO area woman really fired for having a CLEAR CHANNEL AIR AMERICA RADIO-affiliate Talk KLSD-A/SAN DIEGO bumper sticker on her car? That was the allegation by LINDA LAROCA last week as she made the rounds of liberal radio talk shows, but the NORTH COUNTY TIMES now reports that the woman's company says she was never fired and called to find out why she hadn't reported for work the day after the weekend incident.
LAROCA admits that her former manager at ADVANTAGE SALES AND MARKETING, BEVERLY FATH, made the call and told her that the comments criticizing her bumper sticker were made in jest; the company also sent LAROCA a letter reiterating that the comment "I am just going to have to fire you" was made as a joke and that LAROCA should return to work or lose her job, but LAROCA decided to file suit instead. LAROCA is suing for lost wages, wrongful termination damages, and emotional distress.