Charleston company fires man for attending Unite The Right rally

Limehouse & Sons have fired a twenty-seven-year-old employee who attended a lawful political rally in Charlottesville, VA. The company is based in Ladson, SC and does crane rentals, steel fabrication, and welding.

Limehouse & Sons appears to have fired him solely for his political beliefs. Many people are criticizing the company as for not respecting the first amendment rights of their employees. In fact, Limehouse & Sons appears to have committed a misdemeanor under South Carolina state law.

Assault or intimidation on account of political opinions or exercise of civil rights. – section 16-17-560

It is unlawful for a person to assault or intimidate a citizen, discharge a citizen from employment or occupation, or eject a citizen from a rented house, land, or other property because of political opinions or the exercise of political rights and privileges guaranteed to every citizen by the Constitution and laws of the United States or by the Constitution and laws of this State. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

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MoJo
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MoJo

I hope Limehouse changes its name to Dimehouse after the law suit. The man deserves around 10 million. Oh and don’t forget to push for jail time for the blatant disregard for this mans civil rights.

C Bench
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C Bench

Really? A company can fire you for being a peaceful protester?

Angry American
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Angry American

I was going to say that this young man was out of luck as South Carolina is a “right to work” state and employers can terminate an employee with no cause at all. I speak from experience on this.

However, Limehouse & Sons took a stance when they posted to Facebook “we do not condone the actions of the people involved in this horrific display that has taken place in Charlottesville” in reference to Nigel Krofta’s firing. Openly admitting he was fired for his beliefs and his participation should be ample ammunition for a lawsuit.

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