Masks of contention at Dino: A lawyer’s eye view

In the wake of recent impactful protests, many people feel the need to actively express their views, even in the workplace. Employees of one of the grocery shop chains wore masks with anti-government slogans containing vulgar language while serving customers. Michał Włodarczyk, attorney-at-law at BSJP, was asked to comment on the possibility to manifest one’s opinions at work. The expert reminded that the Polish Constitution provides for the protection of citizens against discrimination on the grounds of their beliefs, but he also pointed out that employers who wish to maintain an apolitical stance may, under their internal regulations, prohibit employees from wearing certain symbols on their work attire during working hours.

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