Elena Dinverno accused leaders in the Oakland County School District of infringing on her First Amendment rights in a civil lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday.
Someone from the district, during the fall of 2020, contacted Dinverno’s employer, Blake’s Hard Cider Co., where she worked as a marketing director, and said she had launched threats against the district, the suit alleged.
Dinverno was asked about her posts by her human resources manager and was later fired even after she had attempted to clarify the contents of her posts in a letter to her employer’s leadership, she said.
Dinverno’s suit seeks damages for past and future economic and noneconomic harm and an injunction against the district restricting any kind of retaliation against the plaintiff.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Oakland County School District for comment.
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