Profanity Protection: It's Now A 'Concerted Activity'

Law360, New York (June 20, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT) -- Cursing at a supervisor will cause you to be fired. This seems like common sense. However, the National Labor Relations Board recently held in a 2-1 decision that an employee who shouted profanities at his boss did not lose the protection of the National Labor Relations Act, should not have been fired and that the employer was required to reinstate him with back pay. This article will discuss the NLRB's recent decision in Plaza Auto Center Inc and what it means for employers....

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