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"Political Polarization and Protected Speech at Work" Lunch & Learn - Live Webinar
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

In the context of our country’s currently charged political climate, it should come as no surprise that employers face increasing management challenges. Employees do bring their political views to the workplace. When and how limitations on political speech can be imposed on employees needs to be understood by business owners and their attorneys.  

For attorneys who may not have cracked a Constitutional Law book since their first year of law school,  Doug Holthus will lead off the presentation with a refresher on the evolution of First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and expression through decisions by The Supreme Court of the United States, including Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444, 89 S.Ct. 1827, 23 L.Ed.2d. 430 (1969). Doug and Brigid will also discuss:

  • Distinctions between a public sector and private sector employee
  • Union activities and free speech
  • The interplay between political speech and anti-discrimination laws
  • Off-duty conduct by employees, including social media activity
  • Practical suggestions for managing political speech and employee tensions.
Register Today!

This webinar is sponsored by Eastman & Smith, Ltd. and Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.

Brigid E. Heid, Esq.
Eastman & Smith, Ltd.

Doug Holthus, Esq.
Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.

CLE Credit:
This webinar is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 general hour of live, interactive webinar credit. CLE credit will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio by the OACTA office. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education is allowing live, interactive webinar credit to be used to fulfill up to 24 hours of the CLE requirements.

To fulfill CLE requirements for a live, interactive webinar program, you must register for the program, join the meeting; and complete the evaluation with the verification code at the end of the program.

This webinar is approved by the Kentucky Bar Association for 1.0 general hour of live, interactive webinar credit.