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The First Amendment in the Public Sector Workforce


Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This class will provide an overview of First Amendment protections and specific issues relevant to the public sector workforce. We will discuss the basic law, court cases, and frequently asked questions related to issues such as the use of social media, political speech, off duty conduct, protected concerted activity, and enforcement of existing department policies affected by these issues such as EEO and minimal and incidental use policies – specifically related to public sector employees.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the First Amendment as it applies to public sector employees.

Intended Audience

Supervisors, Managers, and Human Resources staff.

Instruction Time

3.5 Hours


$75 per participant

Updated 4/3/2017
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