Last edited by texmaster; 05-28-10 at 03:23 PM.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
One of you will end up here next!
There's no such thing as free speech in the work place. To imagine so is to live in a world of puppies and rainbows. Try working for Catholic Charities and bitching about the Pope. That'll get you far.
It's long-established law that there is no free speech in the work place. The only "free speech" allowed is well-defined: language restrictions on break time; whistleblower accommodations; religious accommodations that don't negatively impact the mission of the business.
I don't see how insulting transgendered people is protected speech in the workplace (outside, shout "shim" all you like) - any more so than calling every black person who walks in the business the n-word. Your ass should be fired. Period.
Unfortunately, in the nature of my job we HAVE to identify transgender people as transgender people so we know how to handle problems specific to them should we have to transport.
The whole premise of my post on that topic was pointing out that two individuals who are employees having a private conversation should not be fired for what they say to one another as long as any of their attitudes displayed in said private conversation doesnt show in their dealings with clients or the public.
Its almost like firing someone for you overheaing that they are not an Obama supporter.
Fair enough; but transgendered people is the more acceptable term. What I've found is that if you're in the practice of insulting people behind their backs, it will eventually slip out when their around and then someone's in trouble.
I was merely making the point back (not just to you) based on the "glad there's 'free speech' in your office." There's no such thing as free speech in ANY workplace environment with the appointed legal exceptions.