"Justices Put Target On Employer Motives In Free Speech Suits"

Date   Apr 26, 2016

Partner Mark Saloman was quoted in the Law360 article, "Justices Put Target On Employer Motives In Free Speech Suits." The article revolves around the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that "an alleged victim of workplace retaliation can pursue a First Amendment claim based on the mere perception that he was engaged in a constitutionally protected activity."

"I'm troubled, however, in the way the majority skipped the first step to proving a First Amendment claim, namely proof that Heffernan actual spoke on a matter of public concern — especially when Heffernan testified he was not engaging in protected First Amendment activity," Saloman said.

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