Got fired for my right to my own free speech
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To fill in one point here -- I assume you're not a government employee. The First Amendment prohibits only the government from restricting free speech. It does not keep private companies or individuals from restricting free speech and specifically does not prohibit private employers from restricting the free speech of their employees. That's why you have an employment issue and not a constitutional issue.
In at will employment states, an employer may fire an employee for any reason, or no reason--so long as it was not anchored in discrimination (race, religion, gender etc.) or other illegal practices. I am NOT an Iowa attorney, but I recall that IA is an "at will" employment state.
The Constitution protects you from the government attempting to quell your speech rights--not employers..
See an employment attorney ASAP. To determine if you have any union or other procedural privilieges.
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This is an employment question.
I've retagged it.
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