GrayRobinson Shareholders Sacha Dyson and Greg Hearing Present at FPELRA Annual Conference

Speaking Engagement | February 7-8, 2023

GrayRobinson Shareholders Sacha Dyson and Greg Hearing presented on workplace hot topics at the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, and Wednesday, February 8, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. Dyson’s presentation, “When Does Eccentric Become Dangerous? Using Fitness-for-Duty Exams to Address Mental Illness in the Workplace” addressed the prevalence and impact of mental illness in the workplace and provided advice to employers in addressing these issues in the workplace. Hearing’s presentation, “Controversial Speech in the Workplace: What to Do in These Turbulent Times?” outlined the extent of public employee speech that may be protected by the First Amendment or other legal authorities, as well as a public employer’s right to discipline employees when they engage in speech which crosses the threshold into unprotected speech.