Can You Fire for Hate Group Participation?

I am often asked by ambulance service managers if an employer can discipline or terminate an employee for their off-duty conduct. The answer is not an easy one and becomes more challenging when it involves an employee’s Constitutional Rights. In light of the activities in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) published a good article examining the issue. Without a doubt there will be increased legal activity related to this issue over the coming months and the we will keep our members updated on the law as it develops.

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Scott Moore

Scott A. Moore, Esq. has been in the emergency medical services field for over 26 years. Scott has held various executive positions at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resource, employment and labor law, employee benefits, and corporate compliance matters. Scott has a certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and was the Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the American Ambulance Association (AAA) for several years. In addition, Scott is a Site Reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salem State College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Scott maintains his EMT and still works actively in the field as a call-firefighter/EMT in his hometown. Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Northeast Human Resource Association.