1st Circ. May Uphold NLRB's Ruling On Fired Hospital Worker

Law360 (January 6, 2021, 5:35 PM EST) -- A First Circuit panel seemed likely Wednesday to uphold a National Labor Relations Board ruling that a hospital violated federal labor law by firing a worker who criticized the facility in a local newspaper, with one judge doubting the hospital's argument the worker wasn't representing her co-workers.

At oral arguments in the NLRB's effort to enforce its ruling from March against Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, hospital attorney Joshua Randlett told the panel there is no evidence that fired activities coordinator Karen-Jo Young was representing the views of her co-workers in a letter to the editor she penned that raised concerns about...

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