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NLRB supports free expression, condemns lying about it

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An employee at Fresenius Manu-facturing in Chester, N.Y., was fired for writing comments on union newsletters and then lying about doing so during a company investigation.

He filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming his notes on union newsletters were protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and that the company violated the NLRA when it fired him.

He was half right. The NLRB ruled that the employee’s comments were protected activity.

However, lying to company investigators was not. The NLRB said the company was within its rights to terminate an employee for lying during an investigation.

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