When Politics and Employment Mix: What Speech is Protected at Work

CATEGORY: Authored Articles
CLIENT TYPE: Public Employers
DATE: Apr 09, 2024

Recently featured in The Recorder, LCW Senior Counsel David Urban and Attorney Gabriella Kamran authored an article which explores employee rights concerning political activity. They emphasize, “California is one of several states with laws that restrict private employers from interfering in the political activities of employees.” Public employees have First Amendment protection, while California labor laws shield private employees. The scope of “political activity” is broad, safeguarding employees in social and political causes. Specific rules govern cities, counties, and local agencies. Given complex legal issues, employers should seek legal counsel before acting.

To access the full article, please click the following link: https://www.law.com/therecorder/2024/03/26/when-politics-and-employment-mix-what-speech-is-protected-at-work/

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