NLRB Files Complaint For Termination Based on Facebook Statement


The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced that it has filed a complaint against an ambulance service that “illegally terminated an employee who posted negative remarks about her supervisor on her personal Facebook page.” The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) prohibits all employers, even those without a union, from firing or otherwise disciplining employees for complaining about their wages, hours, and working conditions.

The hearing on this complaint is scheduled for January 25, 2011, and we will keep you apprised as this case progresses.

In the meantime, if you have any questions on how the NLRB’s complaint could affect your business, please contact your S&F labor and employment attorney.

For those of you who participate in our Annual Employee Handbook Update Program, we will be providing you with a revised policy incorporating these most recent developments.

If you would like additional information concerning this matter, please contact our Labor & Employment Lead Partners at Silver & Freedman, Andy Kaplan at [email protected] and Beth Schroeder at [email protected].

via National Labor Relations Board

Posted 11/24/10