NLRB Facebook Case To Test Labor Law In Digital Age

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 12:56 PM EST) -- The high-profile case of a woman who claims she was fired for insulting her boss on Facebook could be the first chance for the National Labor Relations Board to reconcile a 75-year-old labor law with the way employees communicate today, attorneys say.

The agency's Hartford regional office caused a media sensation when it alleged in early November that American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. illegally terminated employee Dawnmarie Souza for insulting her supervisor on Facebook, which the office says constituted protected concerted activity.

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