1st Amendment Retaliation Claims in the 4th Circuit

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Your right to speak freely – to criticize the government and government officials! The First Amendment guarantees an individual the right to speak freely, including the right to criticize the government and government officials. To protect that right, public officials are prohibited from retaliating against individuals who criticize them. Fear of retaliation may chill an […]

Are public employees protected against discharge and retaliation for things they say as a citizen?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press

Are public employees protected against discharge and retaliation for things they say as a citizen? Public employees do not shed constitutional protections when they enter the work place.    In the absence of proof that the public employee knowingly or recklessly made false statements, a public or government employee has a right to speak as […]