Date: August 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Crossing the Line? Balancing Employee vs. Employer Rights In Divisive Times
In the current climate of ideological dissension, expression of one’s viewpoints on social and political issues is entering the workplace and often making a big impact. Some employers are taking a stand on social and political issues and incorporating those ideas into the corporate culture via new policies, practices and training. Employees are similarly motivated to voice their positions, ideas, and beliefs at work to their coworkers and customers. Managers, supervisors, HR professionals and in-house counsel are asking – where is the line? What is okay at work and what needs to be left out of the workplace?
In this webinar, Partners Scott Abbott and Todd Creer of Kamer Zucker Abbott will tackle this question for you. Scott and Todd will give you the legal parameters of employee and employer rights in relation to speech, social and political activity, discrimination, religious freedom, and dissension. They will walk you through how to balance those rights in today’s current climate, covering issues such as:
- Can an employee who publicly berates his employer be terminated?
- Can an employer impose policies or other requirements that may be at odds with employee beliefs?
- How do we handle employees who want to protest abortion, critical race theory, LGBTQ+ issues, BLM, or COVID-19 vaccine mandates?
- How do we approach the issue of pronouns?
- What is the best way to manage employees with significant disagreements over social or political issues?
As always, this webinar is complimentary to all Kamer Zucker Abbott clients and open to others at a nominal cost of $25.00 per attendee. To register click here.
We hope you can join us!