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-- -- -- for today is back in session on the docket today the cooking mama -- the cookie monster.
As a single mother is fired for trying to help her daughter sell Girl Scout Cookies on the -- Tracy Lewis brought boxes of Somalis and tag -- to the deli.
At the blown -- a teacher it was actually the need to get the name -- that it was some small some of the eagle's nest convenience store a college campus where she worked as she so that it will ever ask for some.
Well apparently management didn't like at the management is the -- at -- -- retail service manager.
They handed her termination letter claiming she committed gross misconduct but operating a personal cash business on site.
And they booted her out of a job after 28.
Years -- service.
With no warning.
It's crazy because I -- profit from selling Girl Scout Cookies is just a volunteer thing for the girls out -- a cookie mom.
And I'm just trying to help my daughter kind of manages in -- trips and stuff like that.
Training and discuss it mark -- like she's a former prosecutor now defense attorney and -- connect a former prosecutor now defense attorney as well.
Wow pretty hard cash pretty harsh mark.
Yeah now yeah -- you -- my response.
What do you I mean -- -- this out of line no warning 28 years no violations and they -- duet for three years in the -- and three years.
-- -- -- -- -- Let me go to with the statistics here a 175.
Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are sold a year that's annual sales of 656.
And one -- Jennifer sharp age fifteen sold 171328.
Boxes now why am I bringing these interesting statistics up.
Because only gonna take about ten seconds to win this debate.
In DC it's not will state got the will the employer they can fire you for no reason as long as you didn't this as long as I don't discriminate on.
-- -- -- -- Can I respond and that's yeah yeah absolutely.
At will employment the law of the land however news slash.
Sometimes employers who are firing people for discriminatory purposes.
Don't come out and say hey we're firing someone for discriminatory purposes.
Now what are we don't know he has to do well what we know she's a female we know she's a -- -- Brett.
We know she's a mom.
And we know she's a racial minority.
Washington DC is that the state but they also learn at at at will district also has some of -- strictest.
Employment discrimination is.
If it laws of the land more stricter than title seven includes if you if an employer takes action based on.
Not just race gender and so forth but based on familial status.
Based on parenthood based on the fact that she's a mother and so Obama's -- -- what do discrimination lawyer -- -- you don't scratch the surface a little bit.
Is where this is where they'll go mark because if they can prove that she says she had she had no warning the company refuses to comment on it because now they're finding themselves in on in the middle of this stop this storm that's their policy -- talk about.
But she says she had no warning if she can prove that she did -- for three years and it was never a problem before.
How does that not hurt the company's case and helpers.
Okay let me respond this way some -- was thin -- very easy to swallow Tom's argument.
Not so much you understand this is a deli.
They sell items food items that you have people looking in that it kind of window -- the -- -- which I have three day old pound cake or.
My goodness peanut butter cookies that -- so she's a turf and it does help compete.
Practices so you know I -- I guess topic but if he sold -- in private that -- one thing but you can't do it openly it's clearly against policy she doesn't.
-- -- here's the thing Tom the Girl Scouts.
The council of the nation's capital came out and said.
-- -- cells are girl led entrepreneurial program we want the girls Internet in the lead there they don't see new -- is cooking up.
Oh well look at me that that's as a separate argument I have a you know I agree with that aspect of -- the whole the whole idea behind these fund -- As many as kids love Jennifer who sold the 171000 boxes had no help for many -- -- I also agree what what what your there's something called a warning I mean I -- my employees where you know -- they're messing up.
While I don't expect my employees but.
-- there -- a warning process you know this woman had been there for 28 years she's doing something that's as American as apple -- selling Girl Scout Cookies.
OK maybe she shouldn't be peddling to the customers of -- food service business and bring her and say look you know we understand what you're.
Immediately that courtesy of the -- doing it learning that courtesy about -- -- -- don't you think about selling.
Cookies at your at your place employment and again we'll be back.
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