Declan Leonard: What happens when a federal employee ‘flips the bird?’

What exactly are employees' legal rights when they make a public statement, political or not, about a government official?

It didn’t take long for that picture of a bicyclist giving a finger to the presidential motorcade to reach social media. Then her employer, a federal contractor, found out, she was fired. What exactly are employees’ legal rights in such situations? For some answers we turn to Declan Leonard, managing partner of the law firm Berenzweig Leonard, offers some answers on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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