Employee fired over Facebook post: 3 things you should know

For the first time, the National Labor Relations Boards backs an employer in its Facebook-firing decision. What does that mean for employers?

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No, it’s true. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) actually sided with an employer on a social media related issue. The NLRB issued a press release.

Quoted below from the press release is a summary of the decision and the board’s findings:

The National Labor Relations Board has found that the firing of a BMW salesman for photos and comments posted to his Facebook page did not violate federal labor law, because the activity was not concerted or protected. …

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