In today’s world, political discourse is rarely civil and can often lead to potentially tense and/or hostile disagreements. However, if an employee makes the choice to discuss hotly contested political topics in the office, could that employee be subject to discipline for his/her viewpoints, or does the First Amendment protect free speech and shield the […]

by George Georgountzos For nearly two decades, Massachusetts law has protected individuals who exercise their First Amendment rights to petition from litigation meant to harass and discourage them from such activity. Over the years, Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (or “SLAPP”) jurisprudence has blossomed, affording protection to individuals who make public statements from lawsuits by […]


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