Podcast: Civil Disobedience and the Workplace: The Economic Consequences of Political Conscience: Podcast explores civil disobedience in the workplace and freedom of speech by political activists on January 6, 2021 when they stormed the Capital Building and their employer’s reaction – immediate termination of an at-will employee.
Major news outlets reported on January 8, 2021 that a number of those individuals who participated in the siege on the Capitol have been identified by their employers and terminated from their jobs for their participation in the violent assembly. (See, https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-ceos-fire-rioters-call-for-president-trumps-removal-from office-11610070410 ). One employee of a Maryland based marketing company was prominently photographed wearing his employee name badge inside the Capitol during the riot. This employee was promptly terminated from his job “for cause.” This is the result of civil disobedience in the workplace.
Do employers have the right to terminate someone who is engaged in peaceful protest? What about not-so-peaceful protest? What is civil disobedience in the workplace? Why does an employer get to punish an employee for his or her political activity at all? Does the employer’s right to terminate kick in only when there is criminal activity associated with the protest? While many may not agree with the ideology that motivated the insurrection on January 6th, it is important to remember that Gandhi, Martin Luther King Junior and Thoreau also broke laws in the course of their political activism. Regardless of one’s political persuasion, why does an employer get to judge its employee’s political activism and mete out punishment for it?
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