More than 100 employees across the country were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last week's "Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations, which were aimed at showcasing the impact immigrants have on the U.S. economy.
As NBC News reported, restaurants and day cares were among the businesses in states like Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and New York where bosses fired workers after they didn't show up for work in order to protest.
A company in Tennessee laid off 18 employees after they participated in the nationwide demonstration on Thursday, NBC4 reported. The company's attorney said in a statement obtained by the news station that all employees were told they risked termination if they skipped work.
Two employees in Florida claimed they were fired from their positions at Grace Community School, according to NBC2, though the head of the school insists no one was terminated. While 25 workers were fired from Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in Long Island, New York, on Friday, according to Telemundo 47.