Planet Fitness – Did they have the right to fire employee? – Poll
Planet Fitness has been under fire recently for a number of things--now they can add a discrimination lawsuit to that list, too.
An ex-employee of Planet Fitness has been granted $25,000 after a settlement with the company that alleged she was passed over for a promotion and terminated based on race and gender discrimination, according to NJ.com. Rachel Bronner, the former employee who filed the lawsuit, claimed that the Planet Fitness in Ewing unlawfully terminated her.
We're not really sure we're on Bronner's side with this one. Rather than discussing whether or not the gym discriminated, we think that private businesses should have the right to fire someone for whatever reason they want. It's their business, isn't it? Shouldn't the business owner have the ultimate say in who they get to pay? It doesn't make much sense for the law to question an owner's motives. Businesses have it hard enough as it is in this state, and we think these laws just create more obstacles for anyone trying to succeed.
Where do you fall on the issue? Who do you think is in the right? Sound off by taking the poll below!