Susan Gross Sholinsky Quoted in “How to Keep Politics from Fracturing the Workplace”


Susan Gross Sholinsky, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Law360, in “How to Keep Politics from Fracturing the Workplace,” by Braden Campbell. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

“Let them know, ‘You are the company. You reflect us in what you say ... You should not be the one instigating political discussions,’” Epstein Becker Green attorney Susan Gross Sholinsky said.

She said that employers should say to their managers, “To the extent you see political discussions getting heated, don’t jump in and take one side, [but say], ‘Hey guys, get your work done. This is something you can discuss at another time.’” …

“The bigger issue is just the other protected classes that could be implicated here,” Sholinsky said. “When people are talking about the Mexico wall or the immigration ban or a Supreme Court nomination, other protected classes like LGBT, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, race, I mean, pretty much all of them can be implicated here.”