Professor Volokh Comments on Employee Political Speech in San Francisco Chronicle Article

February 23, 2015 – Professor Eugene Volokh commented on whether or not private employers should be able to fire employees who communicate controversial political opinions publicly in a San Francisco Chronicle article.

“I am not sure such restrictions on private employers are a good idea,” UCLA law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in a paper published in the Texas Review of Law & Politics. “First, employers may have a legitimate interest in not associating themselves with people whose views they despise.”

“Second, employees are hired to advance the employer’s interests, not to undermine it,” he wrote.

Read the article.