NLRB Fingers Another Co. Over Alleged Facebook Firing

By Leigh Kamping-Carder (May 23, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board office issued a complaint Friday against a Chicago-area luxury car dealership alleging the company ran afoul of federal labor laws by firing a sales employee over a message he posted on Facebook, the latest labor agency action involving social networking sites.

NLRB Chicago Regional Director Joseph A. Barker issued the complaint alleging that Karl Knauz Motors Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act when it turfed employee Robert Becker.

Becker posted a message on his personal Facebook page in June that, according to the NLRB office, involved employees' concerns about Knauz's handling of a sales event...

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