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originally posted by: CB328
if i am a morally based company, i would have every right to stipulate moral guidelines to my employees
Only for work, you have no right to tell people what they can do on their free time, unless it's illegal. And companies are not "morally" based, they're profit based, and many of them are immoral. If you want to preach morality to people then be a priest, not an employer.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: CB328
Not sure what labor laws are like in other states, but in Texas employment is kind of like an agreement between 2 parties that isn't contractually binding unless otherwise stipulated.
The only rules that an employer must follow: federal and state laws, and their own policy manual. Obviously you can term someone without cause, but if you do you will have your unemployment account charged to compensate the employee.
Thus, if i am a morally based company, i would have every right to stipulate moral guidelines to my employees. It is already a common practice in contracts ("Morality clause").
So why are your jimmies rustled?
originally posted by: ketsuko
Brendan Eich "embarrassed" Mozilla. Did you defend him? If not, then you are very much in favor of morality clauses when it's morality you approve of.
originally posted by: Aazadan
Now, outside of all of that. Religion is meant to be a personal code of conduct. Forcing others to adhere to your own code of conduct goes well beyond the bounds of what religion is for. That's what the law is for.
so i guess thsi was under its federally illegal but i still dont think what people do in their off time should result in firing and whatnot unless it was a public debacle (walking around town with a 4 footer or embarassing the company etc)
Colorado's Supreme Court upheld a ruling Monday that allows for a company to fire an employee for failing a drug test, even if the employee is legally licensed to use marijuana for medical reasons. Colorado is one of 23 states that has legalized medical marijuana. The state has also allowed recreational marijuana use. Brandon Coats was fired from his job at Dish Network in 2010 after he tested positive for THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis. Coats, who is quadriplegic, is licensed by the state to possess and use medical marijuana and said he never used the drug on the clock. But Dish Network argued that its zero tolerance drug policy means that whether or not Coats used at work was irrelevant—he tested positive for THC, which can remain in a user's hair, blood and other substances for weeks after using. Colorado law says employees cannot be fired for legal activities that happen outside work. Dish agreed Coats did not use marijuana on the job, but the Colorado Supreme Court found that because marijuana use is illegal under federal law, Coats's use was not legal, and therefore not protected under Colorado law.