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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Liking something is basically saying I like this or I like that.How in the hell can that judge say this is not a 1st amendment issue?
    One could claim that the employer was undermined, and an employer has the right to hire and fire at will, but... in this case the employer is an elected government entity, which means it squarely falls within the First Amendment.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    And I inch all the closer toward deleting my Facebook account. Honestly, if I need to apply for jobs, I'll almost certainly delete it. I don't need potential employers snooping through my business, especially if I have no rights to privacy.

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

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    "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

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    So a sheriff fires six employees for showing support for his competition amidst elections... Those six people are idiots, and the only issue involved is whether or not Virginia state laws allow for this sheriff to fire employees over such conditions.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    You miss the point of the 1st amendment entirely. ANY boss may fire those that they feel are not helping "get the job done" as much as some random, unknown replacement worker may. A gov't job, like a private job, need not (and should not) be a "job for life". You work at the pleasure of the boss. You certainly have no right to try to elect a new boss (fire him?) that he does not have to replace you. It is insane to assert that employees that don't like the boss, especially when that can be easily proven, are as likely to cooperate and work as hard as they can to please that boss. Note the massive turnover in the federal SES workforce after each election, especially when the party in power changes. You have the right ro say anything you want to, but no right to expect no consequences from that speach. Had the sheriff arrested, or otherwise harrassed them, then THAT would be a free speach issue, but not merely firing them becuase he did not like them, their work habits or their "likes".
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    One could claim that the employer was undermined, and an employer has the right to hire and fire at will, but... in this case the employer is an elected government entity, which means it squarely falls within the First Amendment.
    That is insane. Every time the president changes, especially if the party in power changed as well, nearly the entire SES federal workforce changes, and even with union nonsense a federal worker (or any other worker) is not entitled to a job for life. What recourse does a sheriff (or any boss) have to keep a happy and productive work force? Do you expect the six workers that wanted a new boss to be "loyal" to the existing boss? Perhaps they would prefer to slack off (or worse) to make the current sheriff not look as good in an upcomming election. Think, before you drink, even koolaid.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is insane. Every time the president changes, especially if the party in power changed as well, nearly the entire SES federal workforce changes, and even with union nonsense a federal worker (or any other worker) is not entitled to a job for life. What recourse does a sheriff (or any boss) have to keep a happy and productive work force? Do you expect the six workers that wanted a new boss to be "loyal" to the existing boss? Perhaps they would prefer to slack off (or worse) to make the current sheriff not look as good in an upcomming election. Think, before you drink, even koolaid.
    What brain cell gymnastics did you use to extrapolate what I said into "entitled to a job for life"? Can the hyperbole, stay on context, then I'll consider your points.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    I wouldn't delete/change my FB account for a job. My account is already set to private. You can't find my active account by searching for my name or my e-mail address. Even if you somehow determined the direct link all you'd see is my profile picture and a notice saying you must be my friend to see my info. Friends-of-friends can find my page, but cannot see anything unless I add them to my friends list.

    That being the case, I'm not overly concerned with a potential employer finding my FB and using it against me in the hiring process. If they feel the need to waste that much money and time trying to gain access to my personal life then it's their waste, not mine. I also do not reference my employer or attempt to represent them via facebook.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I wouldn't delete/change my FB account for a job. My account is already set to private. You can't find my active account by searching for my name or my e-mail address. Even if you somehow determined the direct link all you'd see is my profile picture and a notice saying you must be my friend to see my info. Friends-of-friends can find my page, but cannot see anything unless I add them to my friends list.

    That being the case, I'm not overly concerned with a potential employer finding my FB and using it against me in the hiring process. If they feel the need to waste that much money and time trying to gain access to my personal life then it's their waste, not mine. I also do not reference my employer or attempt to represent them via facebook.
    Same. I have about 300 people on my fb. NONE work with me. ALL know me personally. The overwhelming majority are family or decades long friends. If someone tried to find me on FB it would be damn near impossible and the most they´d see is a blank profile pic with my name next to it. You cant contact/add me. I´ll decide whether I add people or not and if I do want to, I´ll go looking for them.
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    Re: "Liking" Something on Facebook Not Protected by First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    So a sheriff fires six employees for showing support for his competition amidst elections... Those six people are idiots, and the only issue involved is whether or not Virginia state laws allow for this sheriff to fire employees over such conditions.
    The employees are not political appointees, are they? They aren't elected. To require them to support the boss who is an elected official seems to me to be a violation of their rights.

    Luckily, we still do have the right to a secret ballot.

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