Public Employees Have Further Protections Under The Constitution
If a public employee is disciplined or fired because of his or her actions, there may be extra protection available under constitutional law. This typically applies when the employee was acting as a private citizen and not in his or her capacity as a public employee. If you feel that you were retaliated against and you are an employee of a local, state, federal or other public institution (such as a university), you should speak with one of our Indianapolis retaliation lawyers.
At the Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we have decades of experience in helping employees all over Indiana successfully handle legal disputes with their employers. We are the largest employment litigation firm in the state representing employees. Our attorneys have brought employee claims before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the State Employee Appeal Division.
What Is Considered 'Constitutional Protection?'
A public employee may not be retaliated against for the following:
- Expressing himself or herself politically (free speech)
- Pursuing a grievance against his or her employer
- His or her political associations
- Expressing concern about his or her employer's actions as a concerned citizen
There is a great deal of room for interpretation as to what is and is not considered "protected behavior" when it comes to what your employer can and cannot do. Our attorneys can help you determine whether your constitutional rights have been violated and what you can do to hold your employer accountable.
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