Employee Political Speech During Polarizing Times

Type: Article
Topics: School Administrator Magazine

January 01, 2023

Legal Brief

You walk into the office on a Monday morning, not sure what the day will bring. As you open your e-mail, you encounter multiple messages from concerned parents, upset that one of your staff members was seen over the weekend at the grocery store wearing a “Let’s Go Brandon” T-shirt.

As you scroll deeper into your inbox in search of good news, someone else has forwarded you a screenshot of a recent employee tweet that reads, “The Republican Party is a bunch of lunatics who want to overthrow our democracy!”

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Kevin Sutton

Education attorney

Miller Johnson