NLRB Says Firing Over Facebook Disses Didn't Violate Law

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Skinsmart Dermatology did not violate federal labor law when it fired a worker over expletive-laced comments that disparaged Skinsmart in a Facebook group message because those comments were mere “boasting and griping,” the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled.

An advice memorandum from the NLRB's Office of the General Counsel, released on May 16, said that Pennsylvania-based Skinsmart's decision to fire the worker was legal, and that her comments, including a suggestion that Skinsmart ought to fire her as well as derogatory language, didn't express any...
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