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Is There Room for Politics in the Workplace?


Ed Harold’s article was featured in New Orleans City Business on November 16, 2015.

Election season is in full swing and it doesn’t end with the gubernatorial election in November. Politics are likely to be a hot topic in the media and at work through the presidential election next year. During this time, nothing has as much potential to create dissension, disruption, and arguments in the workplace as politics.

In the article, Ed answers the following questions to help employers navigate the waters of politics in the workplace.

  1. Does The First Amendment protect employees who discuss politics at work?
  2. Does this mean I can fire employees who disrupt the office with political discussions?
  3. What about firing an employee who runs for political office and has become controversial?

To read the full article, please visit New Orleans City Business.


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