It has never been easier for a public employee to express their personal views on a range of issues to the community and to the world—particularly through social media. With increasing regularity, employees are openly sharing their views on local and national politics, internal agency operations, the competence of their agency leaders and many other issues. This presents a difficult challenge to public agency leaders as they seek to hold employees accountable for statements that harm agency operations while still respecting their First Amendment rights. This balance is made all the more challenging due to the lack of clear and concise court guidance on these issues.
In this webinar training, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss: