NLRB Acts against Firm that Fired Employee for Posting Disparaging Comments on Facebook

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In a disturbing move for employers, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against an employer that allegedly terminated an employee for posting negative comments about her supervisor on her Facebook page. The NLRB complaint alleges that the woman’s Facebook posts were “protected concerted activity” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act and that the employer’s Internet posting policies contained unlawful provisions, including one that prohibited employees from making disparaging remarks about their supervisors. The NLRB concluded that such provisions constitute interference with an employee’s exercise of his or her right to engage in protected concerted…
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