By Vanessa Rogers and Dani A.Sanchez

Seyfarth Synopsis: Because of the current political and social climate, employers are seeing increased political activity by employees at work and on social media—from wearing masks with political and social messages to posting on Facebook about protests and elections. Across the country, employers face unique challenges in managing political expression. Our panel of experts will discuss the key practical and legal considerations, and broader social implications, as employers attempt to navigate this era of polarized political opinions and look ahead towards the November elections.

Attorneys from Seyfarth’s Houston Labor and Employment group, on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central, will be joined by Dr. Creshema Murray (Special Assistant to the President and Associate Professor of Corporate Communication) and Victor Wright (Director of Global Labor & Employment Law) to discuss business-critical topics for employers navigating these issues.

The program will also feature live polling as a way to benchmark with peers. The panel will address:

  • First Amendment protections in the workplace
  • Anti-discrimination laws and their nexus with political speech
  • How the National Labor Relations Act applies to politically charged conduct
  • Practical tips for managing political speech in the workplace and on social media
  • Internal protocols and policies related to political speech
  • Handling and defusing political conflicts at work

While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Roya Shahnazari at and reference this event.