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When criticizing the boss makes you a protected class

Hand it to a government agency for pursuing an employee's case after she criticized her boss online.  An ambulance service in Connecticut fired an employee after she ridiculed her boss on her Facebook page.  Included in her online rant were vulgarities and a reference to the boss being a psychiatric patient.  The company allegedly fired her for depicting the company in any way on social media.  (The company claims it fired her for a variety of reasons.) 

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Company retreats and meetings

I am spending a week enjoying myself at our law firm retreat.  We are in San Francisco, working hard and enjoying the city.
Another law firm has been in the news lately for its retreat.  Allegedly, a lawyer was fired from the firm for refusing to attend a "New Warrior" training retreat.  He claimed the retreat required attendees to describe their intimate encounters.

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