U.S. Law Restricts, Protects Federal Workers—U.S. Elections Series
Does the Hatch Act infringe on a worker’s First Amendment right to free speech? The Hatch Act prohibits government employees from holding most elected public offices, participating in political campaigns, raising money for political candidates or considering political affiliations when hiring. The act also protects government workers by insulating them from political coercion.
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