A Virginia employee has been fired after posting a tweet that was offensive and disrespectful to her dog, according to her former employer.
Diane LeBrun posted the following tweet on her Facebook page last Thursday.
It read:I love all my pets.
I love them to death.
I will love you forever if I can just get one of them to stop loving me.
I can’t do that if my dog is a f***ing bitch!
The employee had received complaints about her service dog, but she had not responded to the posts.
A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Defense confirmed to Breitbart News that LeBrunner was terminated on Monday after the VA fired her.
“Upon further review of the employee’s account, it was determined that she violated department policy,” a VA spokesperson told Breitbart News.
“We have terminated her immediately.”
According to VA’s disciplinary records, LeBredis service dog had previously been reported to the department for aggression and neglect.
A VA spokesperson explained that it was a mistake for LeBruns service dog to have been placed on the “bully list.”
“As a service dog owner, this is not something that I would wish on my worst enemy,” the spokesperson said.
“But the department does have policies that say if your dog is placed on a list for behavior problems, you have to do something about it.
I believe the person that made that decision, she should be fired.
If she can’t, she shouldn’t be on the list.”
LeBrun’s former employer told the Virginia Public Access Project that the incident was “completely out of character for her.”
The VA says that Lebrun did not violate any policy, but did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The VA has been under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that it allowed two veteran suicide bombers to access and kill at least seven people in the U.S. in 2014, with at least 17 others injured.
LeBredins former employer had previously received complaints that she was inappropriate with her service animal, which led to her termination in 2014.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Lebredis stated that she had a history of mental health issues.
“I have a lot of issues, a lot.
I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder.
I have a long history of psychiatric problems.
I’m a woman with a very complex mental health history,” she said.
In the interview, LeBoun said she believes her former coworkers have a different view of her service dogs.
“They’re saying, ‘She’s a woman, she’s mentally ill, she can do no wrong,’ and that’s really not what it is,” LeBran said.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said that while LeBris’ former employer was not involved in the firing, it would take a “further review” to determine what action was warranted.
“The VA does not tolerate discriminatory conduct or discriminatory practices involving disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, or military status,” the department said in a statement.
“The Department is committed to advancing equality and diversity in our workforces.
VA will work closely with the VA Board of Directors and other stakeholders to implement a fair, inclusive workplace for all.”