Raw political emotion is spilling out of the media like never before. In the era of Clinton v. Trump your workplace may be the next to become a battleground. And regardless of who wins, you lose.
Regulating political speech in the workplace is a tricky area. But ignoring it could lead to lost productivity, bad attitudes, harassment or even hostile workplace charges. A recent Associated Press article ("Election campaign sparks more chatter, anger in workplaces") featured employers and employment experts lamenting the current challenge.
We all know about the lurid videos and sex allegations that are polluting this year's presidential campaign with partisans on both sides. Being “politically correct” may not sound great but it’s a survival skill that could keep your company productive and keep you out of court.
In this special 75-minute training course we provide guidelines, examples, and best practices you can use to show supervisors and others how to handle, avoid or defuse sensitive workplace conversations that could cause your company to be accused of civil rights discrimination.
- Misconceptions about employee's rights to political speech at work
- Your rights to regulate political activity and discourse
- How to legally and safely implement an effective policy whether you intend to discourage or permit political activity at work
- Learn the steps to take when political discussions get out of hand
- What to do when political discussions get intertwined with religion or gender
- Learn the written policies that can protect your company from political discussions becoming a liability
You Also Receive
- 1.25 continuing education credit hours (as applicable)
- Political Correctness Best Practices – Handout regarding politics and political discussions in the workplace
- Sample Political Discussion Email – For employees and managers addressing political discussions
- Hatch Act Do and Don’t List – A sample list of do’s and don’ts for Federal Employees
- Supervisor’s Survival Guide – Sample Non-solicitation and Non-distribution policy
- Personal answers tailored to your questions and situations
- Attend from office, home or mobile device
Your Avant Expert
Brent Ballow, Esq., has over 25 years of experience in labor and employment matters. His experience includes union elections, wrongful discharge cases, discrimination and EEOC claims. He is a popular trainer and public speaker and co-founder of Avant Resources. He believes training front-line supervisors is the employer's best defense.