Once the photos, snapped by White House photographer Brendan Smialowski, made its way to the Internet, Briskman's employer, Akima LLC, chose to fire the mother-of-two.
The company said the press from the photo would have hurt their business, especially since they do business with the government as a government contractor.
Aware that the publicity surrounding the photograph could have detrimental implications, Juli approached her employers and confirmed that she was the woman in the photograph. "Basically, you can't have contained "obscene" on the social networks". She was upfront with her HR department about what had gone on and the ensuing online attention, and they fired her for it. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company's social media policy by using the photo as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook. Briskman accuses the company of uneven treatment because a male employee was able to keep his job after calling out someone as a "f-- Libtard a--" on Facebook, where his link to Akima was obvious.
Briskman, who votes Democratic, said she planned to look for a new job with an advocacy group she believes in, such as Planned Parenthood or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "I'm thinking, he's at the damn golf course again".
Turns out it has now cost the 50-year-old marketing executive her job. "How is that any less "obscene" than me flipping off the president?" she asked.
"I flipped off the motorcade a number of times", Briskman told HuffPost.
"I'm irate about where our nation is at the present time".
Unfortunately, Akima, LLC, the company for which worked heroin a day of some Americans, Juli Briksman, has not shared the enthusiasm of the general public. The profile that he used to make that comment clearly identifies him as an employee at Akima.
Because Briskman was in charge of the firm's social media presence during her six-month tenure there, she recently flagged something that did link her company to some pretty ugly stuff.
"They told the owner of the studio she should fire me", she said.
In Briskman's case - assuming we have the full set of facts, which is always a risky assumption - she would have some grounds to pursue a wrongful termination suit.
Her Halloween-day ousting came eight months into her employment at the agency. "I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something".