*Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin
*Endorsed by the Labor and Employment Law Section and the Civil Rights & Liberties Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Even freedom has limits
Americans have the right to speak freely without government interference, but what about when they’re at work? Examine the sometimes fine line separating speech protections for employees vs. private citizens at Freedom of Speech in the Workplace: Exploring the Rights of Public and Private Employees.
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
Find out what's allowable on more controversial topics, including:
- Generally unpopular views
- Whistleblower revelations
- Speech involving protected classes of people
Offer confident counsel to your clients on constitutional free speech protections by attending Freedom of Speech in the Workplace: Exploring the Rights of Public and Private Employees.