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“Liking” A Facebook Page Is Not Protected By The First Amendment

A Virginia district court recently held that an employee’s clicking of the Facebook “like” button is not comparable to speech. Accordingly, the court affirmed the dismissal of First Amendment retaliation claims brought by employees of a Virginia sheriff’s office finding that the employees’ action was insufficient to merit constitutional protection. Sheriff B.J. Roberts of the Hampton, Virginia … Continue Reading

Employees Protected from Retaliation When Raising Concerns about HIPAA and Data Security

In March 2010, we reported on a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey that allowed an employee’s retaliation claim to proceed to trial under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) on the ground that he was engaged in protected whistle blowing activity – voicing concerns regarding his employer’s handling … Continue Reading
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