Thursday, August 18, 2022           10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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 Crossing the Line? 
Balancing Employee vs. Employer Rights
in Divisive Times

Business colleagues arguing_ yealing each other during work hours sitting on the couch_ while diverse colleagues working scared in background. Coworkers having conflict because of mistakes from Men and women share a protest sign  hold a megaphone. Mob concept_ The youth crowd gathered to protest.


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In our current climate of ideological dissension, expression of one's viewpoints on social and political issues is entering the workplace and often making a big impact. Some employers are taking a stand on social and political issues and incorporating those ideas into the corporate culture via new policies, practices and training. Employees are similarly motivated to voice their positions, ideas, and beliefs at work to their coworkers and customers. Managers, supervisors, HR professionals and in-house counsel are asking - where is the line? What is okay at work and what needs to be left out of the workplace?

In this webinar, Kamer Zucker Abbott Partners Scott Abbott and Todd Creer will tackle this question for you. Scott and Todd will give you the legal parameters of employee and employer rights in relation to speech, social and political activity, discrimination, religious freedom, and dissension. They will walk you through how to balance those rights in today's current climate, covering issues such as:

  • Can an employee who publicly berates his employer be terminated?
  • Can an employer impose policies or other requirements that may be at odds with employee beliefs?
  • How do we handle employees who want to protest issues surrounding abortion, critical race theory, LGBTQ+ issues, BLM, or COVID-19 vaccine mandates?
  • How do we approach the issue of pronouns?
  • What is the best way to manage employees with significant disagreements over social or political issues?

If you have particular questions you would like us to address, please email Kathleen Knight at kknight@kzalaw.com as early as possible so that we have time to incorporate your question into the presentation. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions during the webinar.

As always, this webinar is complimentary to all KZA clients and open to others at a nominal cost of $25.00 per attendee.  We hope you can join us!


This program is approved for 2.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® and 2.0 NVCLE General credits.  An HR Certificate of Attendance will also be provided upon request to submit to the HRCI for Professional Development Credit.

Kamer Zucker Abbott is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs)
for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. 

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