NLRB Case Tests Labor Law In Age Of Facebook

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 5:21 PM EST) -- The case of a woman who claims she was fired for insulting her boss on Facebook will be heard by a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge on Tuesday, and attorneys say the case could give the agency the chance to reconcile a 75-year-old labor law with the digital age.

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