Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Speech and Press Infringement by the Private Sector

Dear Freedom Fighters and The American Civil Liberties Union,

The principle of Individual Rights mandates that no individual may violate the equal inherent inalienable rights of another. Yet, private businesses dictate what their employees may say or do outside the work sphere.

For my continued employment at a private company, I was told to take down my blog and to stop marketing my novels though I use a penname and I’ve never mentioned publicly whom I work for. The following is an example of what an employee is NOT permitted to post on the internet on his own time, using his own resources, and outside of his job responsibility: “I think the financial services industry is over-regulated and should be governed by market forces only.”

I cannot affirm rights infringement, thus my employment has been terminated. I hope you will help me uphold freedom.


Many thanks,

Ilyn Ross
"A moral man does not rule, nor can he be ruled by men." -- Reason Reigns and Royal Serf


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Contact Information:

http://www.lectlaw.com/files/emp08.htm
The American Civil Liberties Union
132 West 43rd Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
(212) 944-9800

ACLU of New Jersey
Executive Director: Deborah Jacobs
P.O. Box 32159
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 642-2084 | Email: info@aclu-nj.org
Web: http://www.aclu-nj.org/

ACLU at 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004. Or call: 212-549-2500
http://www.aclu.org/contact-us

15 comments:

RUDE RICHARD said...

If you didn't use your name or their name how would they even know about your blog/novels, and why would they care?

Ilyn Ross said...

1) My Managers knew I am an author when I was offered employment. They knew then of my first novel and they bought copies of my second novel. My novels and penname are not a secret to my coworkers and personal friends. My Managers and I did not know of the company policy until June 2010.

2) The Code of Conduct Training 2010 cited this example as what an employee is NOT permitted to post on the internet in his own time, using his own resources, and outside of his job responsibility: “I think the financial services industry is over-regulated and should be governed by market forces only.”

Kelly McNulty Valenzuela said...

This all seems a little ridiculous. I'm sorry you lost your job over this. I'm in the financial services industry, we are over-regulated and we should be governed by market forces. My employer agrees, so I guess I'm lucky. :-P

Ilyn Ross said...

Hi Kelly,

It's great to know your employer agrees.

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Rodrigo said...

I see links to several branches of the ACLU. Please keep us posted on what they are saying and doing. Stay strong.

Ilyn Ross said...

Many thanks.

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