First Amendment Summary

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The First Amendment which prohibits the making of any law abridging the freedom of speech protects a citizen’s right, in limited circumstances, to speak out on matters of public concern. (Berman E 2013, pg. 63) Public employment or private doesn’t stop an employee from expressing himself. Determining when an employee has crossed the line can be difficult. This brings me to an article, “Employee Facebook Likes Are Protected Activity, Appellate Court Rules,” on xpertHR website. According to the article, the employer fired several employees because they were discussing on Facebook the fact that someone had made an error on the amount of payroll taxes that was taken out of her check as well as she used profanity because she was upset about the
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