Originally Posted by faithful_servant
Yes, what was done does violate the Fed. wrongful termination standards. It is illegal to fire someone for exercising their 1st Amendment rights, which is EXACTLY what happened here.
Your naivette is funny.
NO! It is not illegal
to fire somebody for their first amendment "free speech".
I am truly sorry you do not realize that.
Any private knows that if he walks up to his captain and tells him what he thinks of him ("free speech") that the private is going to be opening himself up for a load of trouble that is NOT "free speech" protected.
Do you realize that "freedom of speech" IS NOT THE ONLY freedom granted in the first amendment?
You ever hear of FREEDOM OF RELIGION???
THAT is the important first amendment right that is covered.
I welcome you to show me any REAL "free speech" case whereby the employer was successfully prosecuted against (without employment contract).
If what you say is true, it shouldn't be that hard...