To Post or Not To Post? Free Speech, Social Media, and the Workplace (EYL220207)

Monday, February 7, 2022

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


United States

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Presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section and the Young Lawyers Section

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.


Registration costs include electronic materials.

Member $35, Non-Member $70,
Student Member $15


tsteigman1 Todd Steigman
Madsen Prestley & Parenteau, Hartford

Giovanna1 Giovanna Weller
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, New Haven

CLE Credit

CT: 1.0 CLE Credit (General)

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.


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