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Too Hot to Handle? Political Discussions in the Workplace - On-Demand

Too Hot to Handle? Political Discussions in the Workplace - On-Demand

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Too Hot to Handle? Political Discussions in the Workplace - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: The passion underlying political positions can heat up conversations quickly – even in the workplace. Employers need to have a plan to ensure that employees are confident of being able to work in a respectful, professional culture, despite political differences. Join this webinar for the best advice and guidance to handle this ever-challenging topic!


If events over the past few months have shown anything, it’s that a lot of people disagree – in a big way – about the political processes in the U.S. The passion underlying political positions can heat up political conversations quickly – even in the workplace.

It’s important for employers to have policies and practices to manage workplace discussions and dial down the temperature of heated exchanges. Without proper management, incidents of bullying and harassment can arise, disrupting working relationships and negatively affecting productivity, even in remote settings.

Employers need to have a plan to ensure that employees are confident of being able to work in a respectful, professional culture, despite political differences.

Join this webinar to uncover best practices and key advice on how to handle this hot topic in the workplace.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Deal with employees who disrupt the workplace
  • Understand the limits of free speech
  • Diffuse tense situations
  • Address a situation witnessed by coworkers
  • Build a culture of respect

About Your Presenters

Peter D. LowePeter D. Lowe
Partner
Brann & Isaacson
Peter D. Lowe is a partner with the law firm of Brann & Isaacson, with offices in Lewiston and Portland. Peter advises clients on labor and employment law and education law. Peter serves as employment counsel for numerous employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean. He also represents schools and municipalities across Maine. Peter edits the Maine Employment Law Letter and has been recognized as a Best Lawyer for representing management in employment law since 2013. He is a frequent presenter on employment law and has written and spoken extensively about employment issues during the pandemic 

Daniel C. StockfordDaniel C. Stockford
Partner
Brann & Isaacson
Dan Stockford is a partner with the law firm of Brann & Isaacson, with offices in Lewiston and Portland, Maine. Dan provides advice and counsel to clients on labor and employment law, education law and municipal law. He serves as employment counsel for a large number of public and private employers, providing practical advice on difficult personnel issues and representing clients in contested matters. For municipal and education clients, Dan advises chief executives and board members on a wide range of issues including governance, enforcement, legal compliance, and risk management. Dan is an editor of the Maine Employment Law Letter and presents frequently on labor and employment law topics.