Yes, you can get fired for trashing your company on Facebook

A California case involving two staffers at a nonprofit has been adjudicated in the employer’s favor. What might happen if it goes to the NLRB is anyone’s guess.

It’s been a while since we’ve discussed discipline for employee Facebook behavior. So, let’s go over some basics. Generally speaking:

The distinction is that the two employees are engaged in concerted activity — group discussion of workplace issues — which, even in a non-union private-sector workplace, is protected under the National Labor Relations Act.

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