Monthly Archives November 2014

How should employers handle political speech at work?

It can be hard in any workplace to stay silent about politics. Remnants of the campaigns trickle into our day-to-day life. As an employer, recognize that you walk a fine line between allowing your employees freedom of expression and managing a potential source of conflict. If you are concerned that political discussions are getting out of hand, manage the potential conflict before it escalates. In order to address political discussion in the workplace, employers should consider a few key concepts BLR’s, Susan Schoenfeld, points out below.

What can an employer do when political discussions overflow into the workplace. Political speech can cause workplace conflict between employees. As a result, employers may be forced to address the issue of political speech head on...

Read More