|Munck Carter Attorney Audrey Mross discusses First of Its Kind Ruling on Social Media in Workplace|
|September 20, 2011 3:00 pm|
More than once, employees have found themselves holding pink slips because of something they said about their jobs on Facebook, Twitter or other social media outlets. But Audrey Mross of Munck Carter in Dallas says employers should be very careful with such terminations. Last week, for the first time, an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a Buffalo, N.Y., company wrongfully fired five employees because of what they said on Facebook. "Basically, the NLRB is saying even disparaging comments about terms and conditions of employment among co-workers can be protected speech, whether it happens at work or after hours, via Facebook," Mross says. The NLRB reports an increasing number of charges related to employees' use of social media to discuss their employer and each other. For more information, contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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