I hung a confederate flag in my office at work and was told to take it down because it offended the African American gay guy that works there. I was told I was insensitive and it was compared to me hanging the Isis flag. I feel like my first amendment rights were violated. Where do I stand from a legal stand point?
No. The First Amendment applies to government infringement of the freedom of speech. Management has almost total discretion as to workplace rules as to what can be displayed in the workplace unless it violates a law. Employer's workplace, employer's rules as to what goes in their offices.
No, but you can hang your flag at home along with your ss flag, and there won't be a problem.
I'm in agreement with Attorney Sweeney. Employers have the right to determine what can be displayed in their offices. No rights violation based on these facts.
**My comments are provided for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications through Avvo should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information on this website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Lawyers are licensed to practice on a state by state basis; do not act on information contained on this website without first speaking to an attorney licensed to practice in your state.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline