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Stephanie J. Quincy quoted in article “Free Speech, Wages and More Complicate Local Employment Law”

Phoenix Business Journal

Below is an excerpt:

Do employers have any right to expect that employees will not deliberately anger the employers' customer base over issues not related to the business?

"Of course. The question is where the line is drawn. In Arizona, employees do not have the privacy rights and political rights in their private employment as some states, such as California. And there is no "right to free speech" in the private employment world. Employers can certainly enact reasonable restrictions on employees on duty and off duty·conduct. But employers should be wary of going too far in this area, as it does touch on protected classes and protected activity such as race, national origin, and gender for example."


Originally published in Phoenix Business Journal, September 28, 2018