Talking Politics at Work: RPL Partners Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis and Deena R. Merlen Speak with The Muse about Employees’ Rights (and Wrongs)

In Stacey Lastoe’s article, published on Friday, January 20, 2017 on The Muse, she confronts the question, “Can I get fired for talking politics at work?” Lastoe turned to RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis and Partner Deena R. Merlen for answers.

“What happens if I do discuss politics at the office? According to Helen D. ‘Heidi’ Reavis and Deena R. Merlen, partners at the law firm Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, the answer is, ‘It depends.’

For starters: Where do you work? As Reavis and Merlen explained, you might work in a state where the law protects employees from workplace discrimination based on political affiliation or extends other protections that would tend to protect you from being fired for talking about politics.” Read more…

This article is intended only as a general discussion of these issues.  It is not considered to be legal advice or relied upon. For more information, please contact Partners Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis or Deena R. Merlen, who counsel clients on employment, entertainment and media, intellectual property, business law and dispute resolution. Ms. Reavis is admitted to practice in New York State; Ms. Merlen is admitted in Connecticut and New York State.

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