Law and ethics
“Academic Integrity, Intellectual Property and Copyright Policies,” for both ethical and legal ramifications of posting an assignment from the South University Online Library to another website. The legal portion starts around page 30.
Scenario 2—Second Amendment
You have accepted a new job with Westside Hospital located in your city. The hospital is part of the Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) system of for-profit hospitals. A provision in the employee handbook prohibits employees from possessing firearms on any company property. Westside Hospital is located in an area of town that is known for high crime rates, and you work the second shift, which means you will be leaving work late in the evening. You have a permit to carry a firearm in your car and believe the employer’s requirement violates your rights.
Provide information about your state’s parking lot laws related to firearms.
If you challenge your employer, which party will prevail? Provide arguments for both sides, determine which party wins, and provide support for your decision.
Scenario 3—First Amendment
Jackson, a student at Rutherford County Middle School, learned he received a D in chemistry, which meant he would have to attend summer school. Jackson posted on Facebook that his chemistry teacher should be shot. Jackson also posted a cartoon that showed the teacher’s head on a dead body. Three days later, Jackson’s mother instructed her son to remove the post. In the meantime, another student printed the post and showed it to the principal, who suspended Jackson for the last two weeks of school.
Determine whether Jackson’s statement and the resulting action by the school violate the First Amendment. Provide at least one case to support your answer.