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National Labor Relations Board issues first decision addressing "Facebook firings"
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2012

...The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") recently issued its first decision addressing the legality of a termination for an employee's Facebook postings. In Karl Knauz Motors (Case 13CA046452...

Facebooking and employment
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Australia
  • October 5 2010

...by the employer to terminate the employee including "public display of dissatisfaction of base employment - Facebook". The other reasons included punctuality, removal of property from the premises and rescheduling...

Second Circuit Rules Facebook Rant Was Protected Activity - Employment Law This Week
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 2 2017

...Circuit found that the post was protected under the NLRA and the employee should not have been terminated. The Court noted that Facebook is a modern tool used for organizing. Our colleague Ian Carleton...

National Labor Relations Board issues complaint in Facebook posting case
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2010

...company alleging that an ambulance service illegally terminated an employee who posted negative remarks about her supervisor on Facebook. The complaint also alleges that the company maintained and enforced...

Facing discipline for Facebook postings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2012

...Although the poster may have a perceived sense of privacy, this perception may not justify one’s conduct online. One of the first clear analyses relating to termination of employees for a post on Facebook...

Facebook photos prompt termination of long term disability benefits
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

..." Nevertheless, Manulife, the insurance carrier, which acknowledges that it uses Facebook for investigation purposes, terminated her long-term disability benefits. Though anecdotal news flashes like this one may...

More Facebook issues: this time, it’s the Stored Communications Act
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

...the National Labor Relations Act ( On the other hand, an employer properly terminated an employee for misuse of FMLA when the employee’s Facebook posts showed the employee had not been honest about her alleged...

Does your company’s social media policy violate the National Labor Relations Act?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • November 22 2010

...NLRB Challenges Employee’s Termination For Facebook Posts A recent unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Hartford office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging an employee...

Two more NLRB complaints question terminations for Facebook postings
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2011

...after the employee complained on his Facebook page that offering customers only hot dogs and bottled water at a sales event would hurt his sales commissions. The complaint alleged that the terminated...

Facebook firing upheld
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • March 16 2011

...Postings that employer staffed by "crooks” and “hosed customers” justified terminations In what some are calling a first in Canada, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board has upheld...