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Private Sector Employees Have Few Constitutional Rights

A recent decision by the federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determined that private sector employees could be fired for refusing to be interviewed by their employer who was conducting an internal investigation of bid rigging [Gilman v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.]. The Court's decision was based both upon language in their employment contracts and the absence of Fifth Amendment (no self-incrimination) rights in the private sector workplace.
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