Woman Fired For Flipping Off Trump Sues Employer Over Termination

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Juli Briskman, the Virginia cyclist who gave a middle-finger salute to President Trump’s passing motorcade last October, is suing the government contracting firm that fired her after the gesture went viral on social media.

Now she’s giving the bird to her former employer.

“I filed this lawsuit against my former employer today because I believe that Americans should not be forced to choose between their principles and their paychecks,” Briskman, 50, said in a statement posted Wednesday on her law firm’s website.

The mother of two was fired from her job at Akima LLC last November when she came forward to say she was the cyclist pictured flashing the bird at the president as his motorcade left the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Va.


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