Description: The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against a Connecticut company for firing an employee after she posted critical, derogatory comments about her supervisor on Facebook.
Date: Nov 10, 2010
The labor relations board argues that workers’ criticism of their bosses on social networking sites like Facebook is generally “a protected concerted activity.” “You are permitted to talk about terms and conditions with employees or anyone else, it’s public because you are protected under the National Labor Act,” says Jonathan Kreisberg, the board’s regional director in Hartford, Connecticut. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Do you feel employees should be held accountable for their participation on social networking sites?
- What topics are inappropriate for employees to be discussing?
- Should employers be held to the same standard as employees in relation to social media sites?