Public Punishment

by | Jan 17, 2021

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A riot took place at the u-s capitol and the fallout is happening on social media and resumes. I’m Brian Banmiller on business.

It was a sight that shocked the country. Americans breaking down barriers and wreaking havoc inside the halls of our nation’s capital. People were killed, hundreds were arrested and now the backlash is moving to the workplace for those involved. A printing company in Maryland saw a photo on Twitter of an employee roaming the halls of the capitol. That employee was wearing their company badge around his neck and was fired the next day. The c-e-o of a data analytics firm in Chicago is also out. He had apologized for his role in the riot but the company cut ties with him. Turns out these companies are well within their rights. According to an Indianapolis-based employment attorney, first, amendment rights protect people from being punished by the government, but private companies can punish you however they please. Another attorney says this was a riot and a violation of the law that will never be protected, and thanks to social media, participation will not be private. Brian Banmiller, CBS news

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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

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