Pa. Ruling Shows Limits To Worker Free Speech Rights

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Conflict over a variety of complex issues now seems to consume the nation's daily attention, and it is certainly not unusual for debates over these kinds of issues to spill over into the workplace. But what is perhaps different now from any time before is the ever-increasing usage of social media platforms by employees to express their opinions outside of the workplace.

These online comments, sometimes even occurring between complete strangers, tend to be angrier and less civil than real-life conversations. Unfortunately, an employee's social media posts sometimes go beyond the realm of inflammatory and can be viewed as offensive....

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