In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page.
This is the first case in which the labor board has stepped in to argue that workers’ criticisms of their bosses or companies on a social networking site is generally a protected activity and that employers would be violating the law by punishing workers for such statements.
via NYTimes.com – Worker Rights Extend to Facebook, Labor Board Says. Nice extension of privacy onto the online sphere. That being said critiquing bosses is a tricky matter even when done privately.
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