August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann

This is a topic that has received a lot of discussion and debate- whether or not you can, or should, be fired for what you post on Facebook.

Here is a story out of Akron, Ohio, where a teacher was recently fired after comments he posted on Facebook were deemed racist and derogatory.  Ohio is an at-will state, meaning your employer can terminate you for any reason as long as that reason is not discriminatory or unlawful.  I’m sure there are a lot of varied opinions on this issue, including arguments that your employer shouldn’t be able to infringe upon your freedom of speech by monitoring what you post while you are at home or not at work.  However, again we go back to the fact that Ohio is an at-will state.  We are curious to see what type of reaction this case gets from the public.

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