Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Federal agency rules against employer in "Facebook like" firing
A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board may make it “safer” to “kvetch” about your employer on social media, according to a story on “Money CNN”. The Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille of Watertown, CT that it must rehire workers who had made negative posts on Facebook. At least one employee had merely “liked” another post. The vote was 3-2, but the company will appeal.
There was a comment that 20th century labor laws don’t match 21st Century media, something I became very aware of with my own potential “conflict of interest” in the 1990s. There was also mention of the idea of "loyalty". Remember Heather Armstrong and her invention of the verb “to dooce”.