Mealey's Labor & Employment - U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Employee Speech Appeal

Mealey's Labor & Employment - U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Employee Speech Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An employee's testimony before a federal grand jury was protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution because he spoke as a citizen on a matter of public concern not pursuant to his job responsibilities, and that protection was well known at the time, the employee's attorney argued before the U.S. Supreme Court April 28 (Edward R. Lane v. Steve Franks, et al., No. 13-483, U.S. Sup.).

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