Employees have become increasingly vocal in expressing their political, cultural, and social views on- and off-duty. How can employers protect employee freedoms while maintaining a welcoming workplace, limiting discord and division, and preserving the organization’s values and reputation? These questions have been top-of-mind for employers, as employee self-expression has increased in volume and intensity with recent high-profile movements and events, including #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, and the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Meyers Nave attorneys Arlene Yang and David Mehretu will provide a webinar to help private and public employers navigate this nuanced legal arena and its complex practical considerations.
The Webinar Covers:
- First Amendment and employment law
- Special concerns of public employers, especially concerning public safety employees
- Social media policies
- Policies and litigation regarding workplace attire
- Collective bargaining and the National Labor Relations Act
- California laws prohibiting retaliation for engaging in political activity
- Intricacies of internal message boards and discussion groups
- Challenges regulating employee self-expression in the work from home environment