IU Health investigating controversial tweet by employee - Local News - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Controversial social media posts investigated by IU Health has led to the woman who posted them losing her job with the hospital.
The hospital released a statement Sunday afternoon: "A recently hired IU Health employee tied to troubling posts on social media this weekend is no longer an employee of IU Health."
Below is a screen shot of the tweet with an offensive word blurred out:
A spokesperson for IU Health on Saturday addressed the Twitter post: “IU Health is aware of several troubling posts on social media which appear to be from a recently hired IU Health employee. Our HR department continues to investigate the situation and the authenticity of the posts. During the investigation, that employee will have no access to patient care.”
Nov 26, '17
Freedom of speech has nothing to do with it. Anyone can say anything they want to without censorship or retaliation from the government - That is all the First Amendment is.
However, even though the government can't jail you, your employer has every right to fire you because of what you said. And every other employer has the right to not hire you because of what you said. The Amendment doesn't protect you from all the consequences whatever you said may lead to. It only protects you in that you in the act.
You can say you are going to blow a building up how ever many times you want. They can't make you not say that. But you can still be charged with terrorism.
Plus, in this instance, to keep this person employed would open up that hospital to multiple lawsuits, which is in no way fair to the hospital system. So yea, they can kick her to the curb. Which they did...
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Additionally, this occurred more than once...
Last edit by itsybitsy on Nov 26, '17