Sunday, June 12, 2011

Facebook Page: Freedom Outside of Work - Marilyn Tagocon v. JP Morgan Chase

I created a facebook page: Freedom Outside of Work - Marilyn Tagocon v. JP Morgan Chase.

Many thanks to those who like this facebook page. It includes links to articles I have written about the case. I posted links to news items and other internet posts; I refuted inaccuracies and clarified misconceptions. For the benefit of other private employees who blog or who post comments on the Internet, I included information I did not know about until after I was fired: The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), New York Labor Law Article 7 Section 201-d, and related articles.

The discovery stage of the case has just passed. Of the 239,831 JPMC 2010 employees, I know of no other who openly objected to JPMC's outside-work speech infringement.

The civil justice system is unaffordable. A lawyer’s fee is $400.00+ per hour. It is my understanding that if there is no settlement after a court-mandated mediation, one could end up paying for the cost of the justice system procedures associated with the case.

The law firm representing me is getting paid on a contingent-fee basis. If the firm advises me to settle, I would be forced to, because I don't want to force the firm into representing me when I cannot pay the usual $400+ per hour fee. But I have made my terms clear: I am not going to take down anything I have written about the case, and what I refused to do while employed at JPMC, I cannot do at any point in time.

I worked on a consulting job for the last quarter of last year. I found another consulting job this year. Almost two months into the job, I was offered permanent employment – I pray it materializes. I am doing my best; I pray that God will do the rest.


Ilyn Ross said...!/pages/Freedom-Outside-of-Work-Marilyn-Tagocon-v-JP-Morgan-Chase/207875672581275?sk=wall

@8:39 - "A man's rights may not be left at the mercy of the unilateral decision, the arbitratry choice, the irrationality, the whim, of another man." - Ayn Rand, The Proper Role of Government

Ilyn Ross said...

From Amy S. (TY) - Here is the "Cadet Prayer," prayed at chapel services at the U.S. Military Academy:

"Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, & never to be content with a half truth when the whole truth can be won. Endow us w/ the courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise w/ vice & injustice & knows no fear when truth & right are in jeopardy."

Ilyn Ross said...

‎"No advocate of reason can claim the right to force his ideas on others. No advocate of the free mind can claim the right to force the minds of others. No rational society, no co-operation, no agreement, no understanding, no discussion are possible among men who propose to substitute guns for rational persuasion." --Ayn Rand (For the New Intellectual, p. 58).!/pages/Freedom-Outside-of-Work-Marilyn-Tagocon-v-JP-Morgan-Chase/207875672581275

Ilyn Ross said...

"If we are made in some degree for others, yet in a greater are we made for ourselves. It were contrary to feeling and indeed ridiculous to suppose that a man had less rights in himself than one of his neighbors, or all of them put together. This would be slavery, and not that liberty which the bill of rights has made inviolable, and for the preservation of which our government has been charged." --Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1782. ME 4:196, Papers 6:185!/photo.php?fbid=2300606958417&set=o.207875672581275&type=1&theater

Ilyn Ross said...

I did this. Literally alone among 239,831, with a sick spouse.