DID YOU KNOW?

The Supreme Court has recently confirmed that public employees’ First Amendment rights extend to when they testify about matters they may have learned about on the job. They can’t be disciplined if they testify truthfully, do not violate confidentiality requirements or similar restrictions, and their testimony is not part of their ordinary job duties.

 

On the other hand, private employees generally do not have the same protection because the First Amendment applies only to government action.

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