Have you vented on social media? And wondered whether your employer, if it discovered your current/former posts, might fire you?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today concerning venting and free speech. The specific case was brought by a high school cheerleader who argued that her public school unfairly punished her when she posted a profanity-laced caption on Snapchat when off school grounds.
The Supreme Court issued an 8-1 ruling in her favor, despite her F—k school f—k softball f—k cheer f—k everything vent. Crucial to the ruling was that the student’s post appeared outside of school hours and didn’t target any member of the school community.
Although this case was brought by a student against her former school, it has implications for other social media posts and situations.
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