Thursday, February 24, 2011

Private Investigator News: Employee Facebook postings protected in some cases

"An ambulance company, American Medical Response (AMR), fired an employee after she was caught criticizing her supervisor on Facebook. In response to a complaint from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against AMR in which it alleged the firing was illegal because the employee's Facebook posting constituted a "concerted activity" for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection with other employees which is a protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and that AMR's policies and procedures regarding blogging, Internet posting and communications between employees were overly broad." Read more
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