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Waitress fired for refusing to serve customers because they voted Trump

"I understand people can have their opinions, but I felt this was extremely unprofessional."
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A server at a bar in Grand Forks was fired after she refused service to a group of President Donald Trump supporters.

The scene at the Brick and Barley Bar in North Dakota unfolded Friday night, when Lucas Mondry and a group of friends were greeted by a server that asked them who they voted for before she would serve them.

In a Facebook post, Mondry said: "Because of our response, we were denied out drinks. I understand people can have their opinions, but I felt this was extremely unprofessional.I respect everyone’s right as a citizen to vote for whomever they choose and I expect the same. Extremely disappointed on how I was treated."

The server's actions had almost immediate consequences.

One of the restaurant's owners, Sarah Horak, apologized in a comment on Mondry's post, the Grand Forks Herald notes, and added: "Coming in should be fun and relaxing, which was definitely not what occurred this evening. When we were made aware of what happened, I immediately drove downtown and fired the employee."

She called it "one of the shortest firing conversations of my career."

North Dakota has rules prohibiting businesses that operate "public accommodations" such as bars, restaurants, hotels and theaters from discriminating against customers or potential employees under its Human Rights Act.

However, the law doesn't mention discrimination based on political affiliation. Rather, it protects people from discrimination based on sex, race, color, nationality, religion, age, disability, marital status and if a person is receiving public assistance.

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