Ever bad mouth your boss on Facebook? Gotten so frustrated at work that you updated your status and shared with all your friends?
When one Connecticut worker criticized her boss on the social networking site, she was heard…by her supervisors, who ultimately fired her over the posts.
Now, the National Labor Relations Board is firing back in the worker’s favor. They say the firing is illegal under the National Labor Relations Act because Facebook, in this case, serves as a type of workplace watercooler where employees weigh in on working conditions.
Paul Callan, professor of media law at Seton Hall University, joins AM’s John Roberts to explain the controversial case, and the importance of the distinction between union workers and non-union workers.
And, Callan tells you if the Act could cover you and your Facebook page, depending on your job title.
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