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Beyond the employee morale and productivity issues that may be implicated, political dialogue in the workplace also may create potential liability for employers.
Conversations regarding candidates often focus on race, sex or religion and can easily provide potential grounds for harassment, race, religious, age and/or gender, among other forms of discrimination, retaliation or other types of workplace complaints.
As such, the Constitution allows private companies to regulate speech, even to bar political discussion entirely.
Public employees are more protected by free-speech rules, but even governmental entities can impose speech limits to ensure efficient operations.
The First Amendment generally applies only to government censorship of speech.
While an organization may prohibit employees from posting political signs and asking for campaign donations even if it does not have a non-solicitation policy, such rules can prevent these types of issues before they start.
However, under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), employees have the right to display labor union insignia at work.
State laws may further prohibit all employers, including corporations, from requiring employees to support their political positions.
New Jersey, for example, prohibits an employer from requiring employees to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or participate in any communication with the employer in order to communicate the employer’s opinion about religious or political matters.
Some states, however, provide explicit protection for employee political expression.