NLRB continues aggressive response to employers' social media policies it seems overbroad

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Posted on 06/21/2011 at 12:34 PM by The Newsroom

The National Labor Relations Board has been increasingly involved in Facebook firings, and recently issued two more complaints against employers that fired employees in response to the employees' Facebook posts. On May 9, the NLRB lodged a complaint against a non-profit organization in New York, saying it improperly fired five employees for Facebook posts that amounted to protected concerted activity.  The NLRB also issued a complaint last month against a Chicago BMW dealership that terminated the employment of a car salesman who posted pictures and commentary on his Facebook page criticizing a promotional event hosted by the dealership. 

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