LEG 500 – week 2
(1) “Employment-at-Will and Whistleblowers” Please respond to the following: • Analyze the duty of loyalty in whistleblower cases to determine to whom loyalty is owed and who shows the greater duty of loyalty. Support your analysis with specific examples. Then, suggest at least one change to an existing law.
• From the e-Activity, compare and contrast the key difference between Europe’s view of employment as a property right and America’s employment-at-will approach. Next, determine whether and how the United States might adopt laws that reflect work as a fundamental right. Support your response.
(2) “Freedom of Speech” Please respond to the following: • Compare and contrast the key differences in freedom of speech protection for public and private employees. Describe a scenario in which a private employer could curtail speech, but a government employer could not. • Reexamine the Citizens United decision in Chapter 1, and determine which of the following groups has the greatest free speech rights: corporations, public employees, or private employees. Provide a rationale for your determination.