Chipotle Wrong To Make Worker Nix Tweets, NLRB Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 15, 2016, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Monday that Chipotle Mexican Grill kept in place an unlawful social media code of conduct and used it to improperly force an employee to delete certain posts on his Twitter account that shined light on adverse working conditions.

Administrative Law Judge Susan A. Flynn ruled that Chipotle Services LLC violated the National Labor Relations Act by forcing James Kennedy, an employee at a Havertown, Pennsylvania, restaurant, to delete tweets critical of certain employment conditions and practices.

"Having determined that Kennedy's tweets ... were protected concerted activity and were for the purpose of mutual aid...

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