First Amendment, Social Media and Employee Discipline

First Amendment, Social Media and Employee Discipline
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-11-05
Unit 1 Slide Deck: First Amendment, Social Media and Employee Discipline
Unit 2 Recording: First Amendment, Social Media and Employee Discipline

It seems nearly every week popular media reports cases of situations where public employees post a social media comment first and think about those impacts only after the genie is out of the bottle.

In this webinar, we are going to start first a basic review of supreme court cases involving the First Amendment rights of public employees balanced against the ability of an employer to impose discipline for the content and method of communications.

Based on that foundation, we will then explore the particular application to social media using some recent cases as examples of protected and not protected speech. This webinar should help employers, employees and their attorneys navigate this ever-changing area of law.


Audience Comments:

  • “The webinar was very informative.” — Audrey
  • “Helped make the gray-area of this topic, more black and white. Thank you!” — Roseann
  • Very helpful info. Thank You! — Barbara
  • “Always helpful to have specific case law references and examples.” — Erin
  • “Good real-world legal examples.” — IVA
  • “Case law and its interpretation. I would like to revisit this subject matter on a more in-depth platform. Excellent class!” — James
  • “Very informative. I particularly liked that Mr. Hodsdon’s presentation provided the Supreme Court cases to create a legal foundation for my learning.” — Loretta
  • “All of the case summaries and citations were extremely helpful and appreciated.” –Talia




** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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