Law firm allegedly fired employees over pro-Trump, pro-police social-media posts

The president of the Kain & Scott law firm in St. Cloud, Minnesota, allegedly terminated employees he deemed “racist.”

Their offense? Posting on social media in support of law enforcement and former President Donald Trump.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wesley Scott, enraged by the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion, “sent an e-mail in April to all the firm’s lawyers, saying that the ‘traitors on Jan. 6’ should have been shot.”

Scott then branded two of the law firm’s employees as racists, citing their pro-Trump and pro-police social media posts. He demanded that the firm’s operations manager fire them.

Her refusal to comply led Scott to terminate her as well.

Scott then took it a step further, firing an additional employee and threatening to fire another, the Tribune reported.

Scott’s partners — William Kain, Margaret Henehan and Kelsey Quarberg — confronted him, noting that firing employees for their political beliefs violates Minnesota state law.

Scott then called the police to remove Quarberg, who he alleged was “trespassing and physically threatening him,” according to the Tribue.

He also changed the office locks and cut off his former partners’ phones and email accounts, the outlet added.

Scott now faces a wrongful termination lawsuit. His former partners claim he accused them of plotting a “coup” against him.

“We have three employees … who are way over the top violating everything that is dear to us and I won’t let it happen,” Scott reportedly said to staffers during a meeting.

He maintained that the three partners were terminated for insubordination.