Morality Clauses?

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    Oct 29, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    As I understand certain jobs require the employee to sign off on a morality clause.

    However, if you appear naked in a theatrical production does that warrant losing your job?
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    Oct 29, 2008 7:40 PM GMT
    only way to know for sure is to talk to your employer
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    Oct 29, 2008 7:41 PM GMT
    Aren't morality clauses subjective, and therefore you could argue your way out of being a naked actor?

    I never signed a morality clause.
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    Oct 29, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    jakebenson saidI never signed a morality clause.


    Don't you need to have morals before you sign them away?? icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 29, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    allencommon saidAs I understand certain jobs require the employee to sign off on a morality clause.

    However, if you appear naked in a theatrical production does that warrant losing your job?


    How is nudity immoral?

    You're constitutionally entitled to freedom of speech and expression provided it's not proven to be obscene

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    Oct 30, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    According to a recent newspaper article, a disciplinary board that governs our state law enforcement officers recently ruled on this.

    They decided that having shirtless pics on "myspace" pages was immoral, and several officers were fired for that. However, being convicted of a number of crimes, including fraud, poaching, and assault, was A-OK, and those guys were returned to duty.

    I feel SO much safer, knowing how moral our cops are.

    In the case of a private employer, it probably means whatever they want it to mean.
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    Oct 30, 2008 10:51 AM GMT
    If you have an immorality clause in any sort of contract
    don't give them any ammunition to go after you

    The dick shots on Manhunt
    I don't think are up for debate icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 30, 2008 11:06 AM GMT
    AMT87 said
    You're constitutionally entitled to freedom of speech and expression provided it's not proven to be obscene


    Um, sort of. The only thing the Constitution entitles you to is freedom of speech and expression in the public sphere. The government cannot curtail your rights, but an employer can enforce certain standards if he chooses to, as long as he does so without respect to race, sex, religion, etc. And sexual orientation in most places does not make the list.