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Can You Be Fired for Storming the Capitol?
Can You Be Fired for Storming the Capitol?

There has been a flurry of news reports about individuals getting fired from their jobs because they participated in the January 6 th storming of the U.S. Capitol . It is understandable to wonder, “Is that legal?” In short, yes. There are very few limits on an employer’s ...

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