NLRB protects many employee Facebook postings


The employee Facebook chatter started after work.

One employee asked co-workers – who happened to be Facebook friends – what they thought about a manager’s criticism of their work. Lively banter filled with obscenities followed. They even openly posted comments on Facebook about “difficult” customers.

When management learned about the Facebook discussion, all five commenting employees were fired. The decision to fire these nonunion employees was pretty easy, the employer thought.

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