5 tips to avoid free speech issues amid COVID

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Employees are coming back to work and there’s a lot to talk about: COVID-19, a polarized political climate, public health restrictions, vaccinations, among other topics. Even though the First Amendment may not protect speech in a privately owned business, other federal, state and local laws could be implicated. Employers should educate themselves and update their employment policies for the post-COVID workplace so they will be prepared to deal with potential speech issues.

Author Leah Altman

 Here are five tips to guide that process.

 1. Don’t permit broad disclosure of an employee’s COVID-19 diagnosis.

The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employers with 15

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