Fired for Facebook Posts

A former American Airlines employee was fired for her posts on social media, and not for any discriminatory reason, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled. The woman was fired after her “inflammatory and racially insensitive” Facebook posts — including one that suggested ancestors of slaves should be thankful that they were “brought over here” — went viral. 

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Legal Secretary

A federal court in Texas recommended against dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judge by a former legal secretary who claims she was fired because the judge disagreed with political views she posted on Facebook. While Judge Kevin Patrick Yeary claims qualified immunity, the court cannot reach that conclusion based on the facts in the complaint. 

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