In a recent Daily Business Review article, Gunster Labor & Employment attorney Holly Goodman discusses political speech in the workplace. It is especially important that employers understand the rules surrounding this topic during an election year such as this one, she explains.

Whether or not political speech is protected in the workplace is a nuanced question, and employers should be proactive in their efforts to limit risk by training their employees and ensuring supervisors are enforcing the business’s policies that prohibit workplace discrimination, Goodman notes.

“Not only can political disagreements negatively impact office morale, but they can also create potential risk of liability for the employer,” she cautions.

Gunster attorney Holly Goodman

As a board certified labor and employment attorney, Holly Griffin Goodman focuses her practice on counseling clients, from small businesses to large institutions, in everyday employment matters. Starting with the hiring process through discipline and termination, Holly’s goal is to help businesses manage their employees, and balance the interests of the business with obligations under federal, state, and local employment laws.


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