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New LERA Program Year begins October 10, 2017

We are pleased that William Kennedy (Partner at Ballard Spahr), Chris Cognato (Associate at Ballard Spahr), and Stephen J. Holroyd (Partner at Jennings Sigmond), along with additional viewpoints from labor and management practitioners will be joining us to speak on Divisive Politics in the Workplace

National politics are increasingly becoming a part of daily conversation in the workplace. Employers are faced with maintaining productivity and a workplace free from interpersonal conflicts that can sometimes lead to harassment and discrimination complaints. Employers, employees, and employee representatives also must seek to foster cooperation among employees and an environment that respects workers who choose to be politically active citizens. This program will discuss how employers and employee representatives can balance their interests in achieving organizational goals with employees’ desire to engage in political activism, either individually or together.

Topics will include:

  • Mitigating conflicts among employees based on divergent political beliefs, particularly conflicts that have the potential to involve legally protected characteristics
  • Addressing employees’ political statements or activities, including the statements and actions of supervisors
  • Preparing for and responding to organized events, including those that take place during the workday or involve absence from work

Time:     5:30 P.M. Social Hour (appetizers provided; cash bar)
                  6:30 P.M. Program

Place:       The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
                   216 South 16th Street
                   Philadelphia, PA 19102


Annual dues for the 2017-18 Program Year may be made directly though PayPal:

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