The Growing Use Of Anti-SLAPP In Employment Cases

By Jana Baker and Victoria Vish (February 19, 2019, 2:24 PM EST) -- The acronym SLAPP stands for "strategic lawsuit against public participation." A SLAPP lawsuit seeks to chill, dissuade or punish a party's exercise of constitutional rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances.[1]

The majority of states (at least 28)[2] have adopted or recognized "anti-SLAPP" statutes enacted for the purpose of safeguarding individuals' First Amendment rights. The "strength" of an anti-SLAPP statute is directly correlated with the text of the statute itself. Strong statutes are legislatively drafted in ways that invite courts to liberally construe and apply the statute broadly in various contexts.

One of the strongest...

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