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Sep 17, 2020

Webinar Recording - Employee Political Speech at Work and on Social Media: Legal & Practical Considerations

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Virtual Panel Discussion

Employee Political Speech at Work and on Social Media:
Legal & Practical Considerations

Because of the current political and social climate, employers are seeing increased political activity by employees at work and on social media—from wearing masks with political and social messages to posting on Facebook about protests and elections. Across the country, employers face unique challenges in managing political expression. Our panel of experts will discuss the key practical and legal considerations, and broader social implications, as employers attempt to navigate this era of polarized political opinions and look ahead towards the November elections.

Attorneys from Seyfarth’s Houston Labor and Employment group will be joined by Dr. Creshema Murray (Special Assistant to the President and Associate Professor of Corporate Communication) and Victor Wright (Director of Global Labor & Employment Law) to discuss business-critical topics for employers navigating these issues.

The program will also feature live polling as a way to benchmark with peers. The panel will address:

  • First Amendment protections in the workplace
  • Anti-discrimination laws and their nexus with political speech
  • How the National Labor Relations Act applies to politically charged conduct
  • Practical tips for managing political speech in the workplace and on social media
  • Internal protocols and policies related to political speech
  • Handling and defusing political conflicts at work

 

Speakers 

Dr. Creshema Murray - Special Assistant to the President and Associate Professor of Corporate Communication, University of Houston - Downtown
Vanessa Rogers - Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Dani Sanchez - Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Victor Wright - Director of Global Labor & Employment Law, KBR, Inc.

This recording is eligible for CLE credit in CA, IL, NY, and NJ. Credit is pending in TX.  All other jurisdictions will be applied for as requested, but please note that not all states allow for distance learning so some states will be ineligible. To request CLE credit, fill out this form and return it to CLE@seyfarth.com.  If you have questions about jurisdictions, please email CLE@seyfarth.com. CLE credit for this recording expires on 9/16/2021.