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To Post or Not To Post? Free Speech, Social Media, and the Workplace

February 7, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

On February 7, Giovanna Weller will co-present “To Post or Not To Post? Free Speech, Social Media, and the Workplace” for the Connecticut Bar Association.

About the Program 

Social media plays a large role in society as roughly 70% of adults use some kind of social media platform. All too often, the phrases “free speech” and “social media” are used hand-in-hand without a clear indication as to what impact each has on the other. In Connecticut, public and private employees enjoy free speech protections pursuant to the state Constitution and Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 31-51q. The 2015 Connecticut Supreme Court decision in Trusz v. UBS Realty confirmed that free speech rights under the Connecticut Constitution are extended to private employees. This CLE will examine the impact of Trusz in the last 6 years and how these Constitutional and statutory protections interact with an individual’s use of social media and their employer’s access to same.

You Will Learn

  • Understanding the free speech protections that private and public employees enjoy while using social media
  • Understanding employers’ ability to make employment decisions based on what employees say on social media

Who Should Attend 

All attorneys who use social media in a professional and/or personal capacity.

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