HomeCat Newscat rescueJudge rules in favor of rescue and volunteers banned from Baltimore shelter after speaking up for shelter pets

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Judge rules in favor of rescue and volunteers banned from Baltimore shelter after speaking up for shelter pets — 2 Comments

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  2. Thanks for this Elisa. This is good news, of course. I admire the people for suing the shelter. Well done. The judge has to decide as he has done because one of the great tenets of living in America is freedom of speech. That said there are many abuses of it which go unpunished.

    As you say the case will help volunteers who are gagged. They can refer to it when in discussions with the organisation. In fact, if I was going to criticise a shelter I’d do it in writing and in the opening paragraph I’d quote this case and tell them they have no right to try gag me.

    Of course they can still sack the person if they are employed but that would probably be in breach of employment law. Volunteers are in a vulnerable position because I don’t believe they are protected by employment law.

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