Can a worker be fired for participating in controversial protest?

The First Amendment shields from government-imposed punishment those who engage in lawful efforts “to petition the government for a redress of grievances,” including peaceful protest.

May an at-will California employee, however, be terminated for participating in a political protest that later degenerates into a riot where the employee’s participation, though nonviolent, draws unwanted social media attention to her employer?

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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February 15th, 2021  |  Categories: News, Employment Law
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