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Unfortunately, your employer can suspend you for expressing your political viewpoint.You absolutely do not have the right to free speech at work unless you work for the government (and even then, not as much as you might think). The Bill of Rights only applies to government action. It sets out what our founders decided the government couldn’t do to citizens. It does not apply to what private companies can do to its citizens.There are limited exceptions - an employer couldn't prohibit you from wearing labor union items (e.g., a shirt, hat or button that said "Trump for Unions" or something similar). And an employer couldn't discipline you for political activities outside of work. But an employer absolutely CAN control what goes on in their workplace and may discipline employees for wearing political items, having political discussions in the workplace, and so forth.One last exception - If you have a contract saying you can only be disciplined or terminated for cause, then check what is says constitutes “cause.” It all depends on how it was drafted.If you need clarification about my answer or additional information, please use the SEND or REPLY button to continue our conversation. Your satisfaction is my goal and I am here to help!Please remember to kindly leave a positive rating for me by clicking on the stars, as that is the only way experts are paid for their time even though you may have already paid a deposit to the site. Follow-up questions asked in this thread do not cost anything additional after leaving a positive rating. Thank you!
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