University Human Resources employee cannot sue after being fired for writing Op-ed piece
In the case of Dixon v. University of Toledo, an H.R.
employee sued the University after she claimed she was fired for
exercising her right of free speech. She had written an Op-ed letter to
the local newspaper rejecting comparisons between civil rights claims
based on race and sexual orientation. Since the employee was in a
policy-making position, she could claim no protected First Amendment
right to publicly contradict the stated policies of her employer while
remaining in the policy-making employment status.