Free Speech Or Fireable Offense? When Social Media Slays Jobs



Picture this: Your star morning show host has just made a questionable post on their show’s social media account and there is a firestorm brewing. Some are offended at the remark. There’s trouble brewing.

What do you do that is within the legal boundaries for an appropriate response? For CBS Radio in Las Vegas, there was no reprimand or strong warning handed to Heidi Harris. The 17-year talk show host who helms the 6am-9am slot at the company’s KXNT-AM 820 in the Southern Nevada market was yanked from the station’s lineup.

Did CBS Radio go too far? RBR+TVBR turned to the D.C. legal community for their view on the matter.

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