How to Prevent the Breakroom From Becoming A Battlefield: Legal and Practical Considerations For Encouraging Civility and Tolerance At Work While Handling Complicated Matters Involving Politics, Race, and Religion | Sessions
Now more than anytime in American history employers are leading, or being forced into the middle of, complex and often highly-charged discussions around politics, race, and religion. During this session, author and employment attorney Adam Rosenthal, will discuss the legal considerations and best practices for HR professionals in navigating discussions and disagreements in the workplace around hot button political and social issues, and how to help foster a culture of civility, tolerance, and emotional safety in the workplace.
- Identify the legal considerations private-sector employers must take into account when drafting and enforcing policies.
- Obtain practical advice on steps HR professionals can take when mediating interpersonal employment disputes that involve, or touch upon, contentious political issues.
- Learn best practices when advising senior leadership on how the company can engage in “political speech” without violating US employment law.
- Learn when it is lawful to discipline employees who engage in unpopular or offensive conduct outside of the workplace.
- Learn how the MeToo and BLM Movements, the 2020 Presidential election, and the COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted the landscape when it comes to employers engaging in, and responding to, local and national political issues.
In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.