Politics in the Workplace
1 hour 30 minutes
Maintain a conflict friendly workplace and abide by laws that may be implicated during the political season.
The 2020 presidential election promises to be one for the history books as President Trump looks to serve four more years and presumptive Democratic-nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, tries to gain the necessary momentum to make Trump a one-term president. A presidential election is never dull but throw in COVID-19 and its impact on our economy and you have one exciting election season. Given the state of our union, employers across the country can expect a lot of political discussions and political actions in the workplace. This information will help you learn how to describe the rights that employees may have to discuss or engage in political activity in the workplace; identify any obligations that employers may have when political discussions implicate employees’ protected classes; recognize when political discussions may qualify as protected concerted activity under the NLRA; and explain best practices for lessening the likelihood of employee conflict on polarizing political topics. Learn about other risks and best practices associated with this issue. This information is critical for employers interested in maintaining a conflict friendly workplace and abiding by laws that may be implicated during the political season.
• You will be able to discuss political beliefs and protected classes under anti-discrimination laws.
• You will be able to identify if you can limit political speech in the workplace.
• You will be able to review practical considerations for addressing political speech.
• You will be able to explain how to maintain a conflict friendly workplace and abide by laws that may be implicated during the political season.