NLRB Finds EMT's Firing Over Facebook Posts Unlawful

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 2:48 PM ET) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled on Wednesday that an ambulance company violated federal labor law when it fired an employee for posting comments on a recently axed co-worker's Facebook page suggesting she contact an attorney or the labor board.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur J. Amchan found that emergency medical technician William Norvell's Facebook posts on his former colleague's page constituted protected concerted activity and that Butler Medical Transport LLC had therefore violated the law for terminating him over the posts in which he advised...
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