Title

Public Employee Speech Rights: Survey of Recent Trends

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2020

Publication Title

Review of Public Personnel Administration

Keywords

free speech, First Amendment, discipline, public employee

Abstract

Public employees have the right to free speech in their personal capacities, but that right is tempered in many instances by the interests of their governmental employers. This piece provides an overview of the speech rights of public employees, highlighting approaches taken in recent appellate decisions. The piece ends with practical suggestions for public employers.

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Volume

40

Issue

3

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