Motives Don’t Matter In "Reasonable" Suits: NLRB

Law360, New York (October 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a favorable decision for employers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a company can initiate a reasonably based lawsuit no matter what the motive without fear of breaching federal labor laws.

On Sept. 29, the board held in a 3-2 decision in a BE & K Construction Co. case, which was on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, that both ongoing and completed suits that are reasonably based can not be considered unfair labor practices even if an employer’s motive is to retaliate...
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