Nolensville Business Fires 18 People Who Skipped Work on ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

A small business in Nolensville, Tennessee facing production deadlines fired 18 employees who failed to show up for work on Thursday’s ‘A Day Without Immigrants.’

“Bradley Coatings, Incorporated (BCI) is a family-owned, Nashville-based business that provides commercial painting services to its clients on a very demanding schedule,” Robert Peal, the company’s attorney, said in a statement released on Friday.

“This past Wednesday night, certain employees of BCI informed their leadership that they would not be at work the following day. Because of the time-sensitive nature of the jobs these employees were assigned to, all employees were told that they would need to show up for work or they would be terminated,” Peal said.

“On Thursday, the majority of BCI’s employees fulfilled their obligations to our clients, but eighteen employees did not,” Peal noted, adding:

Regretfully, and consistent with its prior communication to all its employees, BCI had no choice but to terminate these individuals. The reason these employees missed work—to engage in peaceful demonstrations—had nothing to do with BCI’s decision to terminate them. BCI regrets this situation, but it has contracted with its clients to complete work on a schedule set by the client’s general contractor.

The company has been in business since 1986, more than 30 years.

“Tennessee is an employment-at-will state which basically means an employer can end your employment at any time without reason or cause,” Department of Labor and Workforce Development spokesman, Chris Cannon told NewsChannel5.

“Of course, there are a lot of different stipulations, civil rights issues that could stop them from doing that,” Cannon added.

“A Day Without Immigrants” has now turned into “Days Without a Job” for the 18 former employees of Bradley Coatings.

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3 Thoughts to “Nolensville Business Fires 18 People Who Skipped Work on ‘A Day Without Immigrants’”

  1. Bruce Rauner

    Idiots – who is replacing them on your “urgent contracts”.
    I am hoping this turns into a disaster for your company as the client wants to know why you didn’t just agree to let them make up the time in the same week, as they themselves ASKED TO DO.

  2. Carmen Short

    I have experience in industry as an engineer and project manager. You had plenty of notice to find coverage for your hard working employees. You have made a point that will hurt your business instead of help it!! If a CEO needed to have urgent time off they would receive it! Shame on you!!

  3. Steven Shelby

    Thank You Bradley Coatings, for standing up to bullies. When people don’t show up for work (when able) they are hurting their employer, who was good enough to give them a job. A slap in the face, So if they can’t appreciate their job, give it to some one who does. And this should be a warning to those that employ those not loyal to U.S.