Wisconsin Business Denies Firing Employee for Posting Pro-Trump Comments on Social Media

A dental practice has denied claims it fired a Wisconsin woman from her job as a dental assistant because she showed support for President Donald Trump on social media

Robyn Polak, who worked at the Precision Dental MKE dentist in Milwaukee, said her employers let her go after a negative review on her company's Facebook page accused her of "spouting racist comments."

Polak's Facebook page shows her posting a pro-Trump article from the Daily Wire with the message: "At the end of the day we r [sic] extremely lucky to have an amazing President. I don't care what anyone says."

She also posted "MAGA 2020" underneath a news story about Trump's rally in Milwaukee in January.

According to reports, Polak also posted memes online which suggested that Barack Obama is the leader of the Islamic State militant group.

"Do I feel like Obama was the leader of ISIS? Absolutely not," Polak told CBS 58. "It's my freedom of speech. At the end of the day it's my right to defend how I believe."

Polak denied she is racist, saying she has African American siblings and native American ancestry.

After the negative review was left on Precision's Facebook page, the company replied: "I am so very sorry to have learned that this was posted. We are handling the situation in-house as we speak. I assure you that this office does not share those beliefs."

Polak said she later received a phone call from her employers and was informed she had been fired.

"The office manager said it was for the review they got on their Facebook [page], but my name wasn't on there," she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "They assumed it was me because I'm the only Republican in that office."

According to CBS 58, Precision's social media policy warns: "Any posting of any kind that does damage to the practice either directly or indirectly will not be tolerated."

The company received a string of one-star reviews on Google in the wake of Polak's firing from those disagreeing with the decision, which appear to have since been removed.

Precision's Facebook account has also been taken offline and its website set to private, meaning it is no longer accessible.

"Precision Dental MKE believes in the privacy of an employee's terms of employment, retention or discharge," the company said in a statement. "As a matter of course, Precision Dental MKE does not discuss employee personnel matters. Precision Dental MKE believes dentistry is nonpolitical.

"We can confirm, however, that no employee has ever been terminated for their political beliefs or their support or opposition of the President or any political candidate."

Polak has been contacted for further comment.

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Robyn Polak has denied being racist after she claimed she was fired from her job as a dental assistant because of her social media posts. GoFundMe