Firm fires staffer for 'no more masks' social media post that referred to Glock pistol
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Thompson & Knight has fired an administrative staff member for a social media post that objected to wearing a face mask at Whole Foods during the COVID-19 crisis and referenced a Glock pistol.
The law firm said Friday on Facebook that it fired the Dallas-based staffer after it learned of the “threatening and offensive post” on a personal social media account, report Courthouse News Service, the Texas Lawyer and Law360.
Thompson & Knight said it also “notified the proper authorities about the post as a precaution.”
The firm’s Facebook post did not identify the staff member, but it appeared to refer to a post by a person who identified himself as Kevin Bain, a document services manager at the law firm, the stories report.
The post is no longer live, but it circulated on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend, according to the Texas Lawyer.
The post read: “No more masks. Any business that tells me to put on a mask (Whole Foods on Lomo Alto) in Dallas will get told to kiss my Corona ass and will lose my business forever. It’s time to stop this BULLSHIT. Do I have to show the lame security guard outside of a ghetto store my CV19 test results? I will show him my Glock 21 shooting range results. With Hornady hollow points. Pricey ammo, but worth it in this situation. They have reached the limit. I have more power than they do …. they just don’t know it yet.”
Here is Thompson & Knight’s Facebook post in response:
“This afternoon we learned that an administrative employee of the firm issued a threatening and offensive post on a personal social media account related to COVID-19 mask protections. This post is a complete violation of the values of our firm, including our commitment to the health and safety of the communities we serve. We have terminated this individual’s employment and notified the proper authorities about the post as a precaution. We are deeply sorry for this situation. This type of post is not and never will be tolerated by our firm.”