Motive is not dispositive in determining whether an employee has spoken out on a matter of public concern, a federal appeals court has ruled in clarifying its “less than clear” precedents with regard to First Amendment retaliation claims.
In Sousa v. Roque, 07-1892-cv, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the retaliation lawsuit of a Connecticut state employee.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]