Managing Employee Social Media Posts

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT) -- A former "teacher of the year" in Florida recently posted comments on a social media site that were critical of gay marriage. Thereafter, the school district suspended the teacher and investigated him for a possible code of conduct violation, thereby providing yet another reminder of the challenges employers face when a nonsupervisory employee posts something the employer considers to be negative in some manner.

Although there is no constitutional right of free speech applicable in the private sector, the National Labor Relations Act protects nonsupervisory employees...
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