Tag: First Amendment


First Amendment Does Not Extend to Personal Grievances

July 27, 2021


The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a First Amendment retaliation claim by an employee who did not demonstrate he was punished for any speech or conduct protected by the First Amendment. The plaintiff was a lieutenant with the […]


What to Know About Free Speech, Cancel Culture, and Your Business

June 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The phrase “cancel culture” has become ubiquitous over the last couple years. It strikes fear in the hearts of social media influencers and public figures everywhere. One post in poor taste or the unearthing of a years-old tweet can bring […]

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Firing Drummer Was a Protected Act of Free Expression

March 21, 2019

Via: HR Hero

We are often asked whether being an “at-will” employer means a company can terminate somebody for a discriminatory reason—for example, because she is a woman or a person of color. The answer is no. The at-will-employment doctrine does not protect […]