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NLRB Finally Unlikes Social Media

Although in the past, The National Labor Relations Board has found almost any kind of employee speech and in particular in social media, protected under the Act, that may be changing. This Law Technology News article addresses a recent case, Richmond District Neighborhood Center, in which two unhappy employees had a Facebook conversation which noted how they disregarded school district rules, undermined leadership and neglected their duties. .A copy of the post was provided to the employer who did not rehire them for the upcoming school year. Although the employees filed a complaint and argued that they were protected under the National Labor Relations Act, In this case, the NLRB held that insubordination demonstrated over social media may be grounds for dismissal.

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