Saturday, August 18, 2007

Paralegal Possibly Fired for Political Affiliation

Does a paralegal's political affiliation affect her ability to do her job? Most of us would give a resounding "no" vote, but in Naugatuck, Connecticut, the campaign coordinator for a Democratic candidate for mayor and paralegal for the borough attorney claims she was fired due to her political leanings. Anne Ciacciarella filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Haven on Wednesday claiming that borough attorney Donald Zehnder Jr. fired her from her paralegal job because Mayor Mike Bronko and two state representatives gave Zehnder an ultimatum: he could either fire Ciacciarella or lose his position as town counsel.

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  1. How unpleasant. Not shocking, though, to discover that your public sector job has a political component. But I'm still mad about the time a private law firm forced (yes, forced) me to be a poll watcher for one of the 2 major parties, when I am a militant independent who usually votes on the opposite side of the divide.

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