Michigan parent files lawsuit after alleging school district got her fired over advocating for school openings

A Michigan[1] parent filed a federal lawsuit against her school district, alleging it caused her termination over her social media posts advocating for school reopenings.

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.

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The mother of two reportedly belonged to some conservative groups on Facebook and criticized the school district’s COVID-19[3] closures online.

“My client was nothing but polite and respectful online,” said Dinverno’s attorney, Deborah Gordon, according[4] to Click on Detroit.

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.

The board also contacted the employers of other parents who posted online content, expressing a similar sentiment, according[5] to Detroit News.

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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.

References

  1. ^ Michigan (www.google.com)
  2. ^ TEXAS SUBURB DEFEATS ‘CRITICAL RACE THEORY’ CURRICULUM AFTER HIGHLY CONTESTED ELECTION (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
  3. ^ COVID-19 (www.google.com)
  4. ^ according (www.clickondetroit.com)
  5. ^ according (www.detroitnews.com)
  6. ^ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER (www.washingtonexaminer.com)