Is it legal to write a person up for calling the head chef a ballbuster outside of work at a gas station?

I was at the gas station down the road and i called my head chef a ballbuster because she is a huge b***h. But i went back to work and i was written up for that! is that legal? I forgot to say that when i called her a ballbuster down the road i wasn't speaking to her. I was speaking to a friend and her girlfriend overheard me and then went to the head chef and complained therefore getting me written up. Is that legal?

Asked By: - 11/5/2010
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Hi, If this happened outside of work, if you were not on the clock or being paid in any way by your employer during the time you were at the gas station, if you were on your own time, then no they cannot write you up for anything outside of the work place or while you are not on the clock. However, being respectful... More
Answered By: Josa - 11/5/2010
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Most employers wouldn't have done that. They'd have just fired you.
Answered By: Quizzard - 11/5/2010
Your lucky your not working at the gas station where you told your chef off. Now days what you do on or off the job can affect your job.
Answered By: Olwe - 11/5/2010
I would be wondering, why the employee(s) at the gas station called your place of employment in the first place. While it wasn't nice, you didn't say it to the head chef's face AND, on company property. So you cannot get written up for that. It is what is called free speech. It is covered under the First Amendment... More
Answered By: car05161967 - 11/5/2010
Let me guess, you're a guy... More
Answered By: Tin Soldier - 11/5/2010
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