National politics are increasingly becoming a part of daily conversation in the workplace. Employers are faced with maintaining productivity and a workplace free from interpersonal conflicts that can sometimes lead to harassment and discrimination complaints. They also must seek to foster cooperation among employees and an environment that respects workers who choose to be active citizens. This webinar will discuss how employers balance their interests in achieving these organizational goals with the employees' desire to engage in political activism, either individually or together.

Topics will include:

  • Mitigating conflicts among employees based on divergent political beliefs, particularly conflicts that have the potential to involve legally protected characteristics
  • Avoiding potential liability arising out of employees' political statements or activities, including the statements and actions of supervisors
  • Preparing for and responding to organized events, including those that take place during the workday or involve absence from work

For more information on this topic, please see our article, Managing Divisive Politics in the Workplace, published by SHRM.

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


William K. Kennedy II
Labor and Employment

Christopher T. Cognato
Labor and Employment

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, please contact Lisa Cheresnowsky at


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