Tuesday, February 15, 2011
NRLB reaches "weak" settlement in case of med tech fired over social media posting
The National Labor Relations Board reached a settlement early February with American Medical Response (in Connecticut), which had fired a technician for discussing the company (unfavorably) on Facebook. The company agreed to amend its policy to allow employees to discuss working conditions online in public spaces. But the settlement does not set a legal precedent, since it ddn’t go high in the process. And there is concern that it means little for non-union environments.
Workforce Management had the story here. There have been many instances of people being fired for what they say in blogs or social media, especially about their workplaces and their stakeholders (including customers).