Workers Fired For Harassment, Not Facebook: Nonprofit

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A New York nonprofit accused by a National Labor Relations Board office of wrongly firing five employees for posting negative comments on Facebook denied the allegations Thursday, contending the workers were discharged for harassing a colleague.

NLRB Buffalo Regional Director Rhonda Ley issued the complaint May 9, alleging Hispanics United of Buffalo Inc.'s decision to lay off employees who criticized workload and staffing conditions on the social networking site constituted unfair labor practices. But HUB said in a statement that the employees who complained to the...
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