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Free Speech in the Workplace

Free speech refers to the First Amendment rights of individuals to express themselves, such as through religion, association, and the Press. An individual's free speech rights exist solely to prevent action by the government to silence speech. In fact, there is no constitutional right to free speech in the private workplace; any right to free speech of an employee at a private place of employment exists, if it all, solely as the result of state and federal legislation passed specifically to protect rights associated with free speech.

Freedom of speech, or freedom of expression, is often recognized in the context of free Press. One of the hallmarks of American society is the guarantee of freedom of the Press. This is considered vital to a free society, ...

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