Workers Can't Be Fired For Facebook Gripes: NLRB Judge

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT) -- A judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that a New York nonprofit must rehire five employees who were fired after griping about their jobs on Facebook, a first-of-its-kind decision for the agency.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur J. Amchan said the employees' off-hours complaints about their working conditions were protected by the National Labor Relations Act.

The five employees reinstated by the decision worked for Hispanic United of Buffalo Inc., a nonprofit that provides housing, employment and other services to the Hispanic community of...
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