This Facebook firing decision may surprise you.
Employee takes pictures of events at work. Employee posts pictures of those events on his Facebook page. Employee also makes sarcastic comments about the pictures and events. Employee is fired for these activities.
This chain of events is becoming more and more common. Discharged employees have typically gone to Court to pursue their claims. Lately, though, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has become very active regarding issues concerning social media use in the workplace. In October 2012, the NLRB issued its first Facebook Firing decision. In my article, I examine the case and explain the decision reached by the NLRB; a decision that may surprise you.
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