32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Civility in the Workplace During Politically Turbulent Times

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S6-D
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: M100DE
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Zaylore Stout, Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC  |  Juliet Mitchell, Life Etiquette Institute


Election years are inherently politically charged times. Campaign ads take over the airwaves while the most recent debate/attack/tweet dominates the news cycle and social media. Your workplace isn’t immune from political discourse. Depending on what your employees say and how they behave can determine whether it’s protected political speech versus incivility or discriminatory conduct in the workplace.

Zaylore Stout, Esq., and Life Etiquette Expert Juliet Mitchell break down the nuances regarding civility in the workplace. Zaylore will focus on legal definitions and standards as well as the inevitable gray areas that result in discrimination, sexual harassment, and hostile work environment claims filed by employees. Ms. J. will highlight how employing professional etiquette techniques can increase productivity, performance, profits and progress. Workplace complaints and investigations rise during election years. Your workplace doesn’t have to fall victim to this vicious cycle.

Learning Outcomes
  • Expand knowledge surrounding what is etiquette/civility and why it matters
  • Clarify legal standards giving rise to discrimination, sexual harassment, and a hostile environment in the workplace
  • Provide tools to respectfully and tactfully evaluate and address incivility at work

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