His employer suspended him for these remarks.
In Connecticut, any such suspension would be illegal. We have a statute here (C.G.S. Sec. 31-51q) which applies the protections of the First Amendment to private employers. Ordinarily, the First Amendment applies only to government employers. This law makes it illegal to punish an employer for exercising his or her First Amendment rights. Clearly, speaking out publicly about Castro constitutes an expression of Guillen’s political views and so is protected under Connecticut law.
This is yet another example of why Connecticut is an employee friendly state.