Tricia Reilly & Emily McDonough Souza New Blog Post: Connecticut Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Employer-Employee “Captive Audience” Communications
May 24, 2022
By: Patricia E. Reilly and Emily McDonough Souza
On May 17, 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the so-called “captive audience” bill (Senate Bill 163), which prohibits employers from requiring their employees to (a) attend employer-sponsored meetings that have a primary purpose of communicating the employer’s opinion concerning religious or political matters, or (b) listen to speech or view communications that have a primary purpose of communicating the employer’s opinion regarding religious or political matters. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2022.
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