First Amendment Retaliation Involving Public Employees (Webinar)
If an employee of a county coroner's office accidentally dons a mask bearing the logo of a political candidate and is fired for supporting that candidate, can she challenge her termination by filing suit under 42 USC 1983? She may have a viable civil rights claim that she was punished for engaging in protected First Amendment conduct if her employer demotes her based on the mistaken perception that she was engaged in political activity and there is no valid statute or neutral employer policy banning political masks.
This one hour webinar will discuss the elements a plaintiff must allege to bring a prima facie case of First Amendment retaliation under 42 USC 1983. We'll also consider some recent cases from federal courts involving these types of claims. Consideration will be given to both the plaintiff's and defendant's positions.
Provider: Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.
Note: This webinar will be presented using Zoom, a free videoconferencing service. For more information on Zoom, please view the following short videos: