It should be illegal to fire the cyclist who gave Trump the finger

November 8, 2017
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By Benjamin Sachs, LWP and Harvard Law School
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"Once the president makes the workplace a political battleground, the Constitution should ensure that the battle not be one-sided."

"these aren’t conventional times, and the conventional legal approach doesn’t make sense today. Briskman’s firing is unconscionable, and it should be illegal."

"Why? We have a president who doesn’t hesitate to insert himself into private workplace disputes, and is thereby turning the workplace into a battleground for politics and public policy. By doing so, he is breaking down the distinction between work and politics and thus reshaping the way the Constitution and the private sector workplace interact. Allowing Trump to tweet his views about workers, but not protecting workers who tweet their views about him, effectively turns our system of constitutional protections for individuals on its head."