Introduction to Public Policy/ PAD 525
Professor Dr. Timothy Smith
This report reviews and analyzes individual rights afforded by the constitution and their applicability to the suit for wrongful termination in the case of Korb versus Raytheon. The specific constitutional rights under review are the freedom of speech, freedom of information and challenges associated with employment law. Lawrence Korb, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense and current employee of Raytheon, a large equipment manufacturing company for the U.S. military was terminated after making public statements criticizing defense spending and calling for a reduction of Navy’s fleet. Raytheon, a manufacturer of …show more content…
Analyze and explain any challenges with employment law.
Korb was speaking as a member of a nonprofit organization during his lunch hour, not necessarily as a spokesman for Raytheon. A question that comes to mind is does that characterization make Korb's speech, in his role as a private citizen, more worthy of protection? Or does Korb's high-profile position make his connection with