7May, 21

As stated in previous articles, employees do not have a right to freedom of speech to discuss politics at the private workplace. In general, First Amendment Freedom of Speech protects you from the government restricting certain speech, not your private employer. While public employees, such as police officers, are afforded a little more protection they are not permitted to do social media videos while in uniform thereby making their speech associated with their workplace.


J. Daniel Marr is a Director and Shareholder at Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A. His legal practice includes counseling businesses and individuals on a variety of legal issues and advocating on their behalf.  Attorney Marr is licensed and practices in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  Attorney Marr can be reached at