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Politics, Work Make For Uneasy Bedfellows

Law360 (January 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the United States in the grips of a competitive presidential election, some of the enthusiasm and interest is seeping into American workplaces – which can pose a problem for employers.

The loss in productivity aside, talk of politics in the office can come back to haunt employers, who must exercise care not to trample on workers' rights while still protecting themselves.

Many employment lawyers say the 2008 election – given the complex issues surrounding race and gender that it raises – could be more challenging...
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