Pressman's Profanity Not NLRA-Protected: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Tampa Tribune was within its rights to fire an employee who made derogatory remarks about the newspaper's vice president on the grounds that his statements were so profane and offensive that they weren't protected by the National Labor Relations Act, an appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said in a divided ruling Friday that the National Labor Relations Board was wrong to conclude that the law protected Gregg McMillen's use of profanity regarding his employer, reversing the board's...
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