Restricting Political Expression In The Workplace

Law360, New York (October 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Less than one month away, the 2008 Presidential election is arguably the most heated in U.S. history. Beyond critical issues on the block including conflicts overseas, the economy, healthcare and immigration, the campaign’s diverse candidates raise potential questions of discrimination based on age, gender and race.

While politics are often a catalyst for passionate discussion, this year’s race for the White House is fraught with potential conversational and expressional landmines in the workplace.

Sen. Barack Obama is the first African-American major party presidential candidate; Alaska Gov....
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