How Private is Your Private Life? The Blurred Line Between Workplace and Off-Duty Misconduct (Web)

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Session ID: ED5622005

How Private is Your Private Life? The Blurred Line Between Workplace and Off-Duty Misconduct  (Web)


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on April 19, 2023 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Note that, where permitted by law, a 3.5% surcharge will be assessed on payments made by credit card; all such processing fees are non-refundable.



  • Start Date

    April 20, 2023 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    April 20, 2023 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
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Faculty and Summary

Tobie Braverman
Tobie Braverman

AAA Labor Arbitrator
Cincinnati, OH

R. Jessup Gage

Union - Lazarus & Lewis, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Susan Oppenheimer

Bricker & Eckler LLP
Columbus, OH

With social media technologies, the line between workplace misconduct and off-duty conduct that is subject to just-cause discipline has become increasingly blurred.  Employees, managers and union representatives need a clarification of these concepts.

An experienced AAA® Labor Arbitrator and two skilled labor professionals will examine the interface between these concepts from their perspectives, using case scenarios and other current materials. Attendees will learn to distinguish off-duty misconduct in the private sector and the public sector as well as consider constitutional issues that may arise.

The speakers will also address:
• the employee’s expectation of privacy after working hours and in their social media content vs. the employer’s business interests.
• the requirements of workplace nexus and/or notoriety.
• the special case of public-sector employees who serve as role models and violate a public trust (e.g., teachers, police, firefighters).
• the effect of criminal behavior (arrest/conviction/incarceration).
• the employer’s monitoring of social media vs. employee’s First Amendment rights.


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association. This program is available for CLE credits in Ohio - credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.


Please contact Maggie Zhang at or 212-484-3283.