Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar has said he would encourage a woman sacked over a social media post on the Israel-Gaza war to seek legal advice if her dismissal was related to her political views.
Courtney Carey was sacked from Israeli tech company Wix, which employs about 500 people in its Dublin office, after branding Israel “a terrorist state” on social media.
She later said she condemns all form of violence, regardless of the perpetrator.
Wix’s president, Nir Zohar, said the firm was an “open and liberal company” that would “never try to limit anyone’s political views”.
However, he said that the employee was warned after posting something “inflammatory of a similar kind” recently and the firm subsequently “decided to part ways” with Ms Carey.
The issue was raised in the Dáil (lower house of the Irish parliament) on Tuesday, where Mr Varadkar said that while he was not aware of the details of the case, he encouraged Ms Carey to seek advice as “under Irish employment law, it is not okay to dismiss somebody because of their political views”.