Library fliers, Web comments prompt dialogue on free-speech rights

“An anonymous “Suzy Citizen” leaves fliers criticizing management in a public area of the St. Cloud Public Library, and the Great River Regional Library board of trustees hires an investigator to find out if an employee is the culprit. A library aide is fired for repeatedly complaining about her supervisors on Facebook and refusing to sign an agreement to refrain from making disparaging public comments about Great River Regional Library staff. Do employees have free-speech rights to publicly criticize their bosses or workplaces, especially in the social media age when venting on Facebook or Twitter have replaced traditional complaining around the water cooler?” (via St. Cloud TIMES)

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