January 21, 2021
By: Andrew Neiman
“The siege of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the strong possibility of more riots, violence, and protests across the nation bring up a legal and ethical dilemma for employers: Can a company terminate or discipline a worker because he or she participated in a riot or even the protest preceding a riot? Employers are concerned with how they are perceived by the public and their employees and have a strong interest in promoting company values such as respect, justice, and diversity; therefore, they may be tempted to terminate employees who deface those values.”
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