by Robert F. Manfredo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, Albany
In August, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued companion decisions in Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, holding that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by terminating two employees for participating in an online discussion on Facebook.
The Triple Play decision is yet another reminder to employers to exercise caution in imposing discipline against employees for conduct that takes place on social media.
The decision also underscores the need for employers to review their existing social media policies to ensure that the policies are not so overly broad that employees might interpret them to prohibit complaints and conversations about their terms and conditions of employment.
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Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille is a Watertown, Conn., bar and restaurant. Its employees are not unionized.
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