Two discussions about allowances and limitations on social and internet speech in the context of employers and professional associations – forwarding by Joshua Borger

I have provided below links to two discussions by Joshua Borger of Berliner Cohen in which Joshua discusses:

1. Can employers fire employees for social or political speech? Click on the following link:

2. Can professional associations dismiss members for internet posts? Click on the following link:

The two above discussions are highly relevant, and they relate to areas of law that are changing and undecided in many respects. Currently, and in the years to come, new court decisions will be handed down, including from the US Supreme Court. The discussions in this area also can depend on whether the speaker and the speech or communication in question is subject to conduct or morality clauses or agreements. More will follow on these topics, to be sure.

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