Campaign 2012: How Will It Impact Your Workplace, in Thomson Reuters News & Insight

Thomas Cox

Thomas Cox, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, in the Atlanta and Washington, DC, offices, wrote an article titled "Campaign 2012: How Will It Impact Your Workplace."

Following is an excerpt:

Whether you hope that President Obama receives a second term, or whether you are looking to go in a different direction with Mitt Romney — everyone has an opinion about Campaign 2012. There is at least one certainty for management—your employees will generally not check their political opinions at the door when they come to work. What can business owners, human resource professionals, and management do to prepare for the possible impact of political activity in the workplace? Can an employer do anything to stem the tide of passionate and strong political expression in the workplace? Welcome to Campaign 2012. Corporate contributions and the potential marketplace implications of the "corporate identity" being affiliated with a specific political candidate or party are also a factor. Advance preparation is key.