Cos. Must Turn Other Cheek Over Worker Facebook Rants

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Employee complaints are nothing new, but social media sites like Facebook have given workers a new avenue for their gripes. While online venting may not sit well with employers, lawyers say that businesses should be cautious about taking disciplinary action over arguably insulting posts and tweets.

While it is clear that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act — which provides that employees have the right to engage in "concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection" — applies to...
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