The Colorado Gazette reporter was told to remove a link on his Facebook wall to a news article about the parent company’s sale. He refused, saying it was relevant news, factual and did not express a personal opinion.
Tryon had a meeting scheduled today on the matter and thought he might even get fired. Now he tweets that he’s been placed on “administrative leave” pending an investigation.
UPDATE: I have been placed on “administrative leave” for the Facebook issue. Won’t know if it’s paid/unpaid until investigation is over.
— Barrett Tryon (@BarrettTryon) June 14, 2012
He tells the Colorado Springs Independent that he was placed on leave after he said he planned to bring his lawyer to an HR meeting.