NLRB Sides With Car Dealer In 1st Facebook Firing Decision

By Ben James (October 1, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- Karl Knauz Motors Inc. did not violate labor law when it fired a BMW salesman over Facebook postings about an accident at an adjacent Land Rover dealership, the National Labor Relations Board said Monday, issuing its first ruling involving an employee fired for Facebook posts.

In a decision made public Monday, the NLRB adopted an administrative law judge's finding that car lot owner and operator Knauz's termination of salesman Robert Becker was lawful because it was based solely on Becker's postings about the Land Rover accident at Knauz's other dealership, which did not qualify as protected, concerted activity that is safeguarded...

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