Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Worker Rights Extend to Facebook, Labor Board Says - NYTimes.com

A sign of the times

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 are generally a protected activity and that employers would be violating the law by punishing workers for such statements.

Worker Rights Extend to Facebook, Labor Board Says - NYTimes.com

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