Facebook Post Firing

November 10, 2010 by USA Post 

Facebook Post Firing, Washington – A woman was fired from her job after posting comments about her boss on Facebook. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint citing that the Connecticut woman’s firing was illegal due to labor law speech protections.

Lafe Solomon, acting general counsel for the board, is quoted by the AP as stating of the matter, “It’s the same as talking at the water cooler… The point is that employees have protection under the law to talk to each other about conditions at work.”

Solomon is further quoted as stating of the complaint filed Oct. 27, “This is the first complaint we’ve issued over comments on Facebook, but I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing more… We have to develop policies as we go in this fast-changing environment.”

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