Mitt Romney is the guest on this tape. Is he applying subtle coersion to the employees? Does an employer have the right to pressure their employees into voting for Romney? Share your thoughts.
Sure. As long as the employee has the right to tell the employer to stick it where the sun don’t shine, without subsequent recrimination or loss of job. We know that won’t happen, so…
The employer/employee relationship is one of superior/inferior, and the employer should not use the power inherent in that unequal relationship to influence an employee’s vote. Not sure is there is a law against it, but if there isn’t, there should be.
As Governor Romney stated, there is nothing illegal about an employer telling his or her employees what he perceives as being politically in the best interest of the enterprise and consequently in their best interest for future employment.
The employer crosses the line in exacting censure if an employee does not heed his suggestion. But there are probably few who will vote against their own interest if they understand the consequences of their vote. Unfortunately, during the last election cycle there was not visible evidence of the consequences of how one would vote. There is now!
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