Patricia Kunkle from southwest Ohio claimed that she was fired because she voted for President Obama which lead her to file a lawsuit on her previous employer.
The Dayton Daily News reported that Kunkle's lawsuit stated that Q-Mark Inc., the Dayton-based defense contractor, along with its president announced to their employees that if ever the President would be re-elected, his supporters [employed in the company] would be the first to be fired.
FoxNews stated that "The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 14, seeks a minimum of $25,000. It says that Kunkle's vote came up in conversation on Nov. 7, the day after the election, and that she was fired Nov. 9. The suit claims that the company's president and owner, Roberta Gentile, said the firing was in the "best interest of the company."
"I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus the economic environment confronting defense contractors. The allegation that Q-Mark discharged Ms. Kunkle because of her vote is simply false," Brian Wildermuth, the attorney for the company president said.
Still in reference to the lawsuit, it was said that Kunkle started as a temporary employee and became full-time in one month time last May, who also performed her duties "efficiently and effectively". It was also noted that she never received any disciplinary nor negative performance evaluations.