Google flap: How to have an opinion and still keep your job

Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, says that companies should actively outline to employees what is not acceptable at the office.

“I think employers should be both describing, and reminding their employees of their non-discrimination and harassment policies,’’ she says. Whether they are public employers or private employers, (they) can take steps to ban discrimination based on any protected class — race, sex disability, age — and that includes discrimination that takes the form of speech.”