As the presidential and other political races become more contentious, discussions in the workplace about politics seem to ramp up a notch and put labor and employment lawyers on the offensive to protect clients. Advisory newsletters and alerts from lawyers about properly handling politics in the workplace are multiplying.
Labor, Employment & Benefits Partner William deMeza said employers should be aware that the recent presidential debates could set the stage for more aggressive discussions of politics at work. “If candidates are starting to point fingers at each other, it all flows down from there,” Mr. deMeza said.
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