By Dawn Solowey, Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, and Marjorie Culver,

About the Program: Workplace political speech poses unique challenges for employers, particularly in a polarizing U.S. election year, and amid political demonstrations worldwide.  Employers must balance employees’ rights with the interests of the organization, within a maze of intersecting federal and state laws.  The challenges are still greater for global companies with an international workforce.  

Join our experienced panel for a thorough examination of how employers can effectively navigate these challenges, including:

  • Political speech that touches protected classifications, raising Title VII considerations;
  • When does political speech constitute “protected concerted activity” under the NLRA;
  • Overview of state laws that govern political speech;
  • When should – or can – an employer address off-duty political expression;
  • International considerations; and
  • Practical approaches to take down the temperature, minimize legal risk, and retain positive morale.

Cost: There is no cost to attend, however registration is required.


Thursday, June 13, 2024
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific


Dawn Solowey, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Marjorie Culver, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Learn more about our Navigating Cultural Flashpoints in the Workplace team.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Stacey at and reference this event.

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