Companies Are Giving Employees Time Off To Protest

June 28, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Protesting used to be the new brunch. Now it’s a career perk wrote Claudia Cowan:

  • Companies in America are increasingly giving employees days that they can take off to engage in “action”.
  • This time can be used to attend a rally, volunteer, or protest.
  • Typically the only limit is that the time can’t be used to support a group that advocates violence.
  • It can be risky – if employees support something controversial, the company itself could become a target of protesters, and sales could suffer.
  • But, as one company noted, “Civic engagement is a foundation of…democracy, and companies should encourage it”

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