First Amendment Issues and Expanded Legal Liabilities
Recent court decisions greatly expand first amendment protections for public sector employees. Government employers need to be on guard against workplace policies and disciplinary procedures that are now rendered legally questionable. Don't be caught unprepared. Attend this concise yet comprehensive legal overview and get up to speed on the latest developments on first amendment protections for public employees. Register today!
- Know how much the scope of first amendment protections for public employees has actually expanded.
- Determine if any constitutional concerns exist when disciplining employees for political activities.
- Update handbooks and policies in order to protect government employers and mitigate liability.
Session Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Jeffrey Ganson
- The Scope of First Amendment Protections for Employee Political Speech
- How Heffernan v. City of Patterson is a Free Speech Game-Changer
- Employer Motive vs. Employee's Perceived Political Views
- Retaliatory Demotion and Termination: Using Recent Case Law to Recognize the Key Factors
- Policies Prohibiting Participation in Political Campaigns: When Are They Neutral?
- Disciplining Public Employees for Political Activity: Determining if Constitutional Concerns Exist
- Creating Workplace Policies That Protect Government Employers
This guide to First Amendment protections for government employees is for attorneys. HR professionals, government officials and paralegals may also benefit.