Don't Muslims work for the NJ Transit Dept.?? -- The hate speech is disruptive to the work environment.
And should a new video come out about Radicals being angered by the NJ Transit Devil who burned their holy book... Even if there was little or no chance of any attack being carried out, wouldn't the negative PR be disruptive to business?
Interesting. So, its really going to come down to how much direct contact he has with the public. Since his photo was plastered all over the paper...This is most commonly the case when the employee is speaking about matters relating to his employment (a prosecutor complaining about improper police practices, a teacher writing a letter to the editor about the school administration) or when the employee is otherwise in a position of unique influence over a population (a prison guard who expresses white supremacist leanings, a police officer who makes racist comments).
Well, now that's more like it. Your opinion.As this guy appears to be a low level transit worker who was not holding himself out as a representative of the government, was not commenting on matters relating to his employment, and does not appear to be in a position of authority or influence, I believe that his speech falls solidly within the sphere of protected expression. Accordingly, I do not believe that the government may constitutionally fire him for his actions.
Like I said, we'll see what we see. If he's back at work next week, you were right.
What's funny is with all the b.s. talk around here trying to portray the majority of Muslims as radical and dangerous-- Muslims who work with this asshole or who encounter him, will ignore him. No harm will come to him from mainstream Muslims. In their eyes, he's a pathetic bigot.
However, had this jagoff burned a Puerto Rican flag or wiped his bottom with some symbol of Italian-American pride, he'd be getting a beat down everyday. And he'd deserve. Unfortunately, his wife and kids don't deserve the negative attention. I do feel bad for them.