Writing On The Wall — The NLRB's NY Facebook Case

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- In its latest effort to address social media in the workplace, the National Labor Relations Board announced in a May 18 press release that it had filed a complaint against a New York nonprofit organization alleging that it unlawfully terminated five employees who complained about working conditions on Facebook.

According to the complaint filed by Buffalo Regional Director Rhonda Ley, Hispanics United of Buffalo’s termination of five employees who criticized workload and staffing conditions on Facebook constituted an unfair labor practice.

The case involves an employee...
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