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Voices from the Cubicle: Protecting and Encouraging Private Employee Speech in the Post-Industrial Workplace

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David C. Yamada

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

Employee self-censorship, the decline of unionization, electronic surveillance, corporate political partisanship, and longer hours at work are all contributing to a chill on private employee speech. This article examines the legal landscape of free speech for private sector workers and proposes that comprehensive protection of non-disruptive, non-disloyal employee speech would benefit workers and employers.

Keywords: Employee speech, free speech, state action

Suggested Citation

Yamada, David C., Voices from the Cubicle: Protecting and Encouraging Private Employee Speech in the Post-Industrial Workplace (1998). Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1998; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1303616

David C. Yamada (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

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Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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