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Labor: Beware of election backlash

When political talk turns discriminatory

Last week, employees made their way to the polls by the millions to cast a vote in the 2012 general election. The results are in, but talk of the election and what the next four years will bring is only beginning. You probably have had or heard these conversations at home or with friends, on your commutes to work and also in your workplaces. So, should an employer be concerned about “election talk” in the workplace? When should an employer draw a line in the sand and put the kibosh on such talk? And, how can an employer best protect itself from related legal exposure?

Election talk in the workplace

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Sonya Rosenberg

Sonya Rosenberg is an attorney in Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Her experience includes counseling employers through the many...

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William J. Tarnow

William J. Tarnow II is chair of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and represents and counsels companies and management...

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