Can you be fired for exercising First Amendment rights?

- The social media age has ushered in an entirely new dimension in hiring (and firing) practices for private employers across the country.

After white nationalists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, Twitter users (including one account called “Yes, You’re Racist) took it upon themselves to disseminate photos of those wielding torches and hoisting signs in the hopes of identifying them.

While some have been positively named (and fired,) the question remains: Can your employers fire you, even for espousing controversial (or even racist) behavior?

In the video player above, Carlota Zimmerman, an attorney who identifies herself as a “success strategist,” joins FOX 5's Jim Lokay on “The Final 5” to discuss the rights of employees and employers in this new era.

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