Carr v. PA Dep’t of Trans.

A civil servant who worked for PennDOT posted to her Facebook account a rant about the poor performance of school bus drivers and her seemingly cavalier attitude toward running over small children. As a result, she was fired. She sued to get her job back. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court noted that the government has a heightened interest in regulating the free speech of its employees. Following Pickering v. Bd. of Educ. of Twp. High Sch. Dist., 391 U.S. 563 (1968), and Sacks v. Dep’t of Pub. Welfare, 465 A.2d 981 (Pa. 1983), the Court held that the termination was warranted.

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