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Freedom of Speech in the Workplace: Exploring the Rights of Public and Private Employees 2018

Product ID: CA2760D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Even freedom has limits

Receive an overview of what is and isn’t protected under the First Amendment and Wisconsin Constitution. Examine the speech restrictions private and public employers can legally place on their employees.

Dig in to what the law says about speech in specific scenarios such as:

  • Posts on personal social media accounts
  • Employee speech at or away from work
  • Speech that's part of an employee's job duties
  • Statements on employer message boards
  • Positions on matters of public concern
  • Speech of public employers' policy makers
  • Labor union speech
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Even freedom has limits

Receive an overview of what is and isn’t protected under the First Amendment and Wisconsin Constitution. Examine the speech restrictions private and public employers can legally place on their employees.

Dig in to what the law says about speech in specific scenarios such as:

  • Posts on personal social media accounts
  • Employee speech at or away from work
  • Speech that's part of an employee's job duties
  • Statements on employer message boards
  • Positions on matters of public concern
  • Speech of public employers' policy makers
  • Labor union speech
Read More ↓

Joshua E. Jarrett is an attorney at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of the Chief Counsel in Washington D.C., where he practices federal employment, labor, and administrative law.

Specifically, he works on advice and policy items related to employee discipline, vacancy non-selection, and employee removal for FAA client offices. In addition, he defends the agency in litigation and appeals before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mr. Jarrett is a member of the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Forum on Air and Space Law. He belongs to the Nonresident Lawyers Division and Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He earned his J.D. in 2014 from the University of Wisconsin Law School where he participated in the Wisconsin Innocence Project and UW Law Moot Court.

Jeff Scott Olson, of the Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm, S.C. in Madison, has more than forty years of private practice experience. In that time, he has consistently represented individuals and small businesses in state and federal trial and appellate courts against government agencies and large corporations.

Mr. Olson won the American Civil Liberties Union's "Volunteer Attorney of the Year" award in 1986 and the Dane County Fair Housing Council's "Fair Housing Advocate Award" in 1988. He was voted "Best Civil Rights Lawyer in Madison" in a poll of the Dane County Bar in January 1994.

In 2010, he was recognized for the "Most Decisive Victory of the Year" by the Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association, and in 2013 he was the Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s “Warrior of the Year.”

  • Know the types of speech protected by the First Amendment and Wisconsin Constitution
  • Understand the extent of First Amendment protections of public employee speech
  • Explore what speech is protected on private social media accounts
  • Discover if free speech protections cover statements about unpopular views and protected classes
  • Learn what free speech rights exist in labor union and whistleblower situations
  • Labor and employment law attorneys
  • Government lawyers
  • Individual and civil rights lawyers
  • Lawyers advising small businesses
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