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3 ON YOUR SIDE: Twins fired for Facebook post about their boss

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Kasey Griffith and Joshua Griffith protesting with a friend outside Huddle House in Trenton Kasey Griffith and Joshua Griffith protesting with a friend outside Huddle House in Trenton

TRENTON, DADE COUNTY, GA (WRCB) - Two Sand Mountain siblings say they were fired for a Facebook post about their boss.

"We got text messages from her saying that I was fired," Joshua Griffith told Channel 3.

The 27-year-old was fired over text after he called his boss "lazy".

"I posted on Facebook it was sorry we had to come to work and I think she was just being lazy because she didn't want to cover my shift," he said.

Joshua, and his twin sister Kasey, worked at the Huddle House in Trenton.

The two lost their mom Friday, and requested a few days off to grieve.

They say their manager demanded they come in.

"I felt like I had the right to say something and voice my opinion," he said.

Joshua did just that.

He showed us the post he wrote, calling his boss lazy for not covering his shift.

When his sister came to his defense, she too was given the boot.

"I said can I get my separation papers, and she said no, she'd give them to me when she was ready to," he said, "all my sister said was that was wrong."

"She said there's the door, you know where it's at," added Kasey Griffith, "she told me to get out too."

Monday the pair protested in front of the restaurant.

Channel 3 went in, hoping to speak to the manager who dismissed them.

We were told there would be no comment.

"It's not a very classy way to do business, and it sounds like perhaps it was done in anger," said WRCB's legal analyst, McCracken Poston, "but unfortunately, I think any communication in this day and time goes."

Channel 3 asked Poston to take a look at the case. He says the law sides with Huddle House because Georgia is one of 23 states with right to work laws.

"Basically it means right to get fired for just about any reason," he added.

Still, the Griffith siblings plan to fight.

"As long as it takes," said Joshua Griffith, when asked how long he plans to protest.

Without an income, paying for their mother's funeral expenses won't be possible.

"She was a very loving woman and it's hard for us, especially now that we don't have a job," said Kasey Griffith.

EMPLOYERS ASKING FOR FACEBOOK PASSWORDS

Some private and public agencies are asking job seekers for their Facebook passwords.

Last week Maryland became the first state to pass a bill to keep social media passwords safe from employers.

Minnesota, Illinois, Washington State, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are next in line.

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