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Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Still No Free Speech At Work: Response To Your Comments on Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Despite reader skepticism, First Amendment does not protect employees

When AOL's employment law expert said Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson wasn't protected by the 1st Amendment, you were skeptical. Here's why you shouldn't be. Read More »

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Surviving Doesn't Mean You Can Say Anything At Work

First Amendment has no power in the workplace

Phil Robertson survived the brouhaha over his public anti-gay and racist comments. Would you? There's no freedom of speech protection at work. Read More »

Can The Boss Fire You For Badmouthing Him On Facebook?

Can The Boss Fire You For Badmouthing Him On Facebook?

By Kate Rogers It's a given in the workplace, everyone at some time or other complains about the boss. But if your employees are blasting you on Facebook and Twitter, saying you are a bully, that you have bad B.O. or are overworking them, can you fire them? It depends on what your worker says, and how he or... Read More »

Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues

Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues

It's customary that when a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the city sends a representative to the funeral. But when former Sgt. Susan Graziosi posted a complaint on her Facebook page, chiding the mayor for not sending someone to services for an officer from Pearl, Miss. Graziosi was fired,... Read More »

How Facebook 'Likes' Can Get You Fired

How Facebook 'Likes' Can Get You Fired

By Brock Vergakis NORFOLK, Va. -- The "like" button on Facebook seems like a relatively clear way to express your support for something, but a federal judge says that doesn't mean clicking it is constitutionally protected speech. Exactly what a "like" means -- if anything -- played a part in a case in... Read More »

Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A military board has recommended dismissal for a Marine sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page, including allegedly putting the president's face on a "Jackass" movie poster. The Marine Corps administrative board said after a daylong hearing late... Read More »

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