How Private is Your Private Life? Off-Duty Misconduct in a Tech-Changed Workplace

Session ID: ED5322001O

How Private is Your Private Life?  Off-Duty Misconduct in a Tech-Changed Workplace


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on February 23, 2022 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 administrative fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Online Course


  • Start Date

    February 24, 2022 2:00 PM (EST)
  • End Date

    February 24, 2022 4:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
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Faculty and Summary

Walt De Treux
Walt De Treux

Philadelphia, PA

Meredith  Dante
Meredith  S.Dante

Philadelphia, PA

James  Glowacki
James  Glowacki

Philadelphia, PA

With new social media technologies, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., the line between workplace misconduct and off-duty conduct that is subject to just cause discipline has been become increasingly blurred. A clarification of these concepts is necessary for employees, managers and union representatives.

During this program, 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. They will also distinguish off-duty misconduct in the private sector from 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 requirement 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


Who Should Attend?

Labor and management representatives including union representatives, human resources professionals, attorneys, shop stewards, business agents, and individuals who assist advocates in the preparation and presentation of evidence for labor arbitration cases will find the information in this program invaluable.



As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.


If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.


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 Pennsylvania. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


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