Exec. Fired For Posts Equating Mask Reporting To Nazis Sues

By Lauren Berg (July 23, 2021, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A former director for Massachusetts' Medicaid administration agency launched a state court suit Thursday claiming she was illegally fired for writing Facebook posts comparing the suggestion that people should report others for not wearing masks during the pandemic to the actions of German Nazis.

Denise Foley, who until January was the director of internal and external training and communication at MassHealth, said she was fired after she made a comment in her hometown's private Facebook group criticizing a flyer suggesting people should report others for not wearing face masks by comparing it to "what the Nazis did in Germany."

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