In the wake of the comeuppance of Roseanne Barr, Above the Law’s Evan Gibbs and Alex Lilly offer a detailed look at “freedom of speech” as a Constitutional civil liberty vs. freedom of speech in the workplace. They point out that, whereas “Congress shall make no law . . .,” employers are generally free to regulate employees’ behavior on the job and on the property, though there may be a trend to loosen employer’s rights.
In the light of all the garbage spewn about freedom of speech, what it is, who has it, and where it can be practiced, the article is a worthwhile read.