Politics in the Workplace: How to Legally Manage Politically Charged Activity at Work

recording Politics in the Workplace: How to Legally Manage Politically Charged Activity at Work

You Will Learn:

What employers can – and can’t do – to manage political activity in the workplace, including:

  • How to address political discussions in the workplace under federal and state laws
  • What employers should never do when it comes to political activities or chatter
  • How the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) applies
  • How the new SCOTUS ruling Heffernan vs. City of Paterson impacts employers
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$269.00
 

What happens when political talk interrupts workflow or escalates to bad behavior?

As the presidential election looms and Brexit blooms, media coverage has turned Americans into front seat spectators on worldwide issues. A bombardment of information and opinions makes political chatter in the workplace inevitable.

As an employer trying to retain productivity, keep the peace, and avoid legal landmines can be more challenging than you may think.

In fact, there’s a host of legal concerns surrounding barring political talk or disciplining employees for engaging in political behavior.

Learning Objectives

During this practical and timely webinar, you will learn what employers can – and can’t do – to manage political activity in the workplace, including:

  • What employers can do to manage political discussions and fundraising
  • How to address political discussions in the workplace under federal and state laws
  • What employers should never do when it comes to political activities or chatter
  • How the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) applies
  • How the new SCOTUS ruling Heffernan vs. City of Paterson impacts employers
  • When an employee’s political discussion is protected by the First Amendment

By the end of the information-packed session, you will know more about:

  • When discipline for political-related behavior is appropriate and legal
  • What defines political harassment in the workplace
  • What constitutes business harm from employee’s political speech
  • How to handle controversial or political social media posts by an employee
  • How to handle office sponsored political functions supported by management
  • Dress code do’s and don’ts as they apply to political speech

Product ID: 5283

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the top-selling guide, Effective Management of Workplace Gossip – a $349 value – absolutely FREE!

 

This comprehensive, 90 page guide gives you all the details Effective Management of Workplace Gossipand support materials you and your managers need to:

  • Assess and Respond to Gossip in Your Work Environment
  • Identify Where Toxic Talk is Occurring
    • Verbal Chatter
    • Online/Social Media
  • Establish a Policy on Gossip
  • Deal with Gossip in the Workplace
    • Steps to Address Gossip
    • Best Practices in Confronting Gossipers
  • Address Potential Legal Issues Implicated by Gossip
    • Defamation
    • Right to Privacy
    • First Amendment
    • Title VII
    • ADA
  • Minimize the Risks Associated with Social Media
  • Put Gossip and the Rumor Mill to Work for You – Use the Company Grapevine to Your Benefit

This essential guide also includes finger-tip access to 21 extra pages of sample materials and relevant policy information, including:

  1. Sample Social Media Policy
  2. Case Studies:
    1. A Smiling Backstabber
    2. Who’s Collection of WHAT?!
    3. The Athlete & The Commentary
  3. Sample No Gossip Policy
    1. Individual
    2. Corporate
  4. Sample Written Warning for Gossip
  5. Ways to Avoid or Deflect Gossip in the Workplace

So, don’t delay! Register now for this information-packed webinar and get Effective Management of Workplace Gossip absolutely FREE! You save $349.00!

Learn What Employers Can – and Can’t Do – to Legally and Effectively Manage Political Activity in the Workplace!

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Faculty

Gray I. Mateo-Harris
Gray I. Mateo-Harris
Associate, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Gray I. Mateo-Harris is an Associate in the Chicago office.  She represents employers in a variety of litigation and counseling matters involving employment and traditional labor law.  As a native Spanish speaker from the Dominican Republic, Gray enjoys providing Spanish language representation to clients in matters involving Spanish language witnesses and documents, including document review, depositions, mediations, administrative proceedings, internal investigations and EEO and other training.  Her clients include companies from a range of industries, such as software services, meat processing, financial services, retail, nursing homes, education and manufacturing.

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