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My friend/co-worker received a complaint at work for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat into the office one morning. Because of the complaint, our manager told him that he couldn’t wear the hat due its offensive nature. Can our manager legally tell him to stop wearing the hat?
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Answer: Yes, the employer may prevent your friend from wearing the hat, unless the employer is a government entity. Private employers are not bound by the 2nd amendment (freedom of speech), it only applies to government entities. Therefore, the employer may dictate attire and may even ban specific items. The only exception would be if the article of clothing is related to a protected class (such as race, religion, gender) in which case it could be considered discrimination by the employer. Unfortunately, political views do not fall into any of the protected classes.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Roy, but what if the company sanctions groups within the company that openly align with political affiliations on the opposite side of the spectrum? Wouldn’t you say that this has potential to be problematic and unfair to my co-worker?

Unfair? Yes. Illegal and/or protected by labor laws? As, unfair as it sounds, no.

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