Woman Who Flipped Trump Off Loses Unfair Firing Claim

Law360 (June 29, 2018, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A Virginia state judge on Friday tossed a marketing analyst’s claim that she was illegally forced to quit her job after a photograph of her giving President Trump’s motorcade the middle finger went viral, but preserved a claim alleging her former employer cut her severance payments short, her attorney said.

Fairfax County Circuit Judge Penney Azcarate granted federal contractor Akima LLC’s motion for a demurrer on former employee Juli Briskman’s unfair termination claim from the bench Friday morning. Judge Azcarate also rejected Akima’s argument that it never agreed to pay Briskman the four-weeks’ severance she claims it promised.

One of Briskman’s...

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