DOT worker suspended for Confederate plate

March 27, 2012 1:16:07 PM PDT
The Delaware Department of Transportation is reviewing a letter it received from the American Civil Liberties Union in response to disciplinary action taken against an employee for having a Confederate flag license plate on his personal vehicle.

The ACLU says it was contacted by a union for state employees after DelDOT employee Tom Drummond was suspended earlier this month and told his license plate was inappropriate.

DelDOT issued a statement Tuesday saying the action taken against Drummond was prompted by a complaint from another employee who claimed harassment.

The ACLU says flags and other symbols, including Confederate flag license plates, are entitled to First Amendment protection.