The phrase “cancel culture” has become ubiquitous over the last couple years. It strikes fear in the hearts of social media influencers and public figures everywhere. One post in poor taste or the unearthing of a years-old tweet can bring a screeching halt to a politician’s campaign or an emerging artist’s rise to fame.
So, what’s an employer to do when an employee likes or shares an inflammatory article on Facebook or posts a TikTok with racially insensitive lyrics? Is the speech protected, or can the company “cancel” the worker’s career? Here