Today’s politically charged news cycles trigger emotional responses from the left, middle and right on a daily basis, and controversial political issues are openly debated with passion. When those debates spill into the workplace, employers are put in a challenging situation. The once-mild conversation by the water cooler now easily escalate into a war of words. And left unchecked, these unbridled displays of partisanship can have a big impact on productivity and morale. In some cases, these conflicts can even cross the line into harassment or discrimination claims.