Termination Based on Refusal to Self-incriminate Not Retaliatory
Pleading the Fifth—which is the constitutional privilege against self-incrimination—is as American as apple pie. Not only does the Fifth Amendment allow individuals to sit quietly during police interrogations (and during other criminal inquiries), but it has also gotten many a friend out of sticky social situations—“I plead the Fifth as to whom I like better.” But even the Fifth Amendment has its limitations on what it protects, especially in the workplace. Read on to see where one federal court drew the line.
The complete article originally appeared on HR.BLR.com.