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Employee Activism and the Workplace: Why Employers Must Take Notice Now
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/14/2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will explore employee activism and how to manage such conduct proactively, positively, and lawfully. 

In the midst of a tumultuous time, employees (and managers and executives) are speaking out at work or urging their employers to speak about pressing issues related to racism, politics, and social issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in employees becoming very vocal about vaccinations. Join us for a timely session on how employers can balance issues relating to freedom of expression, civility, protected concerted activity, discrimination, and retaliation while minimizing business disruption and legal liability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss what employee activism is, why it happens, and how companies can respond.
  • Address the legal implications that may arise when employees are involved in political and social media campaigns, walkouts, and protests.
  • Provide tips for attendees on how to effectively manage these activities while maintaining positive standards for corporate responsibility.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Joseph L. Beachboard Photo
Joseph L. Beachboard, Managing Director,
Ogletree Deakins
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Dennis Alan Davis, Director - client training,
Ogletree Deakins