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Can Employers Restrict Employees Online Work-Related Speech?

Many people mistakenly believe that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees their right to free speech under any and all circumstances.  The First Amendment actually states: “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech . . .” Originally, this law was created to allow for political discourse and dissent.  People could not be arrested for disagreeing with elected leaders or the government, and this remains the case today. So, while free speech is protected from government action, an employee’s rights are more limited with regard to their employer. In most circumstances, it Read more