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The First Amendment in the Public Sector Workforce


Can you really say that at work? This class will provide an overview of the First Amendment protections related to public sector workforce, as well as frequently asked questions related to social media, political speech, whistleblower activity, and off duty conduct. This class will discuss the basic law as it relates to public sector employees, using examples from real cases. In addition, this class will provide guidance for enforcement of existing department policies affected by these issues such as Equal Employment Opportunity and minimal and incidental use policies.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the First Amendment as it applies to public sector employees.

Intended Audience

This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Supervisors, Managers, and Human Resources staff.

Instruction Time

3.5 Hours


$80 per participant

Updated 9/4/2018
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