Bauer Business Focus

The Do’s And Don’t’s Of Talking Election Politics At Work

A recent survey finds a spike in complaints concerning presidential campaign chatter in the workplace. But how should employers handle it?

Barbara Carlin, professor at UH's Bauer College of Business, says employers should have a policy on political discourse.
Barbara Carlin, professor at UH’s Bauer College of Business, says employers should have a policy on political discourse.

The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is one of the most heated and divisive presidential elections in recent history.

And the workplace is not immune to political debates – which could lead to problems.

A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management finds organizations are experiencing rising political tensions this year.

In this week's Bauer Business Focus, Barbara Carlin, a professor at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business, discusses what employers can and can't do to address political discussions in the workplace.

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