Employment attorneys Sheila Gladstone and Ted Smith will discuss politics at work for both public and private employers in light of the upcoming election in November, touching on appropriate policies for employers, how to handle employee political speech, and avoiding disruptions.
- Understand what policies related to political speech are appropriate in the public or private workplace.
- Develop practical takeaways for preventing or defusing disruptions related to politics.
- Understand to what extent speech may be regulated in the public or private workplace and by which state or federal laws.
Sheila Gladstone heads the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and assists employers with all aspects of labor and employment law. Her practice focuses on counseling employers on the legal issues and strategic decisions involved in personnel decisions, auditing employment practices for legal compliance, and conducting internal investigations of employee complaints.
Sheila also reviews policies, conducts management training, defends employers in administrative proceedings, investigates and negotiates demands, and defends clients throughout the employment litigation process.
Sheila is a frequent speaker and published author on employment-related issues. Sheila uses a direct approach and gives practical advice to help employers deal with personnel issues and employment regulations, so they can focus on their core business.
Ted Smith is an employment attorney who specializes in representing employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, from training and advice to litigation and appeal. In particular, Mr. Smith has significant experience in litigating and counseling clients regarding federal and state employment statutes (including Title VII, the TCHRA, the FLSA, the ADEA, the ADA, ERISA, COBRA, the WARN Act, and the NLRB), as well as non-competition and trade secret matters, wrongful discharge matters, individual employee rights issues, retaliation under workers’ compensation laws, and matters related to unions and individual employee arbitrations. His experience also includes addressing international employment issues.
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