Bosses need to tread carefully over politics in the workplace

The EU referendum is set to take place on June 23
IN recent years, employers in the United States have begun taking it upon themselves to advise their staff how to vote. Most Americans continue to find this practice outrageous - so how much more outrageous might it be in Northern Ireland, where promoting a “harmonious” workplace regardless of “political opinion” is a statutory requirement? This question arises after Bombardier’s Belfast vice-president Michael Ryan wrote to his 5,000 staff advising them that “it is better for our company that the UK remains within the EU.” The Equality Commission [...]

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