Navigating The Legal Minefield Of Politics In The Workplace

Law360, New York (February 4, 2016, 10:32 AM EST) -- An employee wants to wear a "Trump for President" button on her uniform. Another employee complains about being forced to work with someone who supports a racist. Welcome to the 2016 election season — one which will cause employers across the country to take a long look at their policies on political discussion in the workplace. This article will address some of the common issues and the relevant laws which might apply to employers.

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