A hiring discrimination suit claiming that a prospective law professor was not hired by the University of Iowa School of Law because of her political beliefs has been reinstated by a federal appeals court. Teresa Wagner claims that she was not hired because of her political beliefs and associations in violation of her rights under the First Amendment. The case is Teresa Wagner v. Carolyn Jones, No. 10-2588(8th Cir., December 28, 2011).
Source: Des Moines Register
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits public or government employers to refuse to hire, to discharge or to otherwise discriminate against an employee based on the employee's political beliefs, associations and/or affiliations.