Are employees protected from termination for social media posts?

Curt Schilling, former superstar turned ESPN announcer, was prominent in the news last week because he got fired for comments he made about the North Carolina “bathroom” law. (If you are not familiar with what that is you click here.) Many people may have thought that Schilling was protected in his comments, so what is …

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What do Clowns, Freedom of Speech and Facebook have in common?

  I wrote about this topic just last week, but came across a situation that turns out to be a perfect example of my post on protected speech. Here is what clowns, freedom of speech and Facebook have in common. The situation Attorney Lee Tankle, of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, described in his article …

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Is a LIKE on Facebook Protected Speech?

  Social media use has attracted a great deal of attention in the last several years. It continues to be a focal point of regulatory and judicial activity that does not seem likely to slow down. A recent court case gives us further input on the question of whether a Facebook LIKE is protected speech. …

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Free Speech is not Protected at Work but Some things you say may be.

Occasionally you hear someone complain that they got disciplined or fired for “exercising their right of free speech”. Well I have some bad news for you if you believe this; free speech is not protected at work, but some things you say at work may be protected. Most of us are familiar with the First …

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