The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last month ordered a New York City tour bus company to reinstate a tour guide that it fired for his anti-company Facebook posts. The worker had commented about the company’s lack of benefits and bouncing paychecks. The NLRB ordered him to be reinstated with back pay, saying his Facebook postings were considered “protected concerted activity” that related to the employer’s working conditions.
Note: The NLRB has recently stepped up its attention on social media, focusing on employers that discipline workers for making online comments about pay, benefits and other conditions of employment.
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