Bruce’s Summary: There are no secrets anymore. Tweets and Facebook posts by two employees of different companies went viral causing a flood of responses to the two individual’s employers requesting the employer’s response to such comments. According to the author, both employees were fired.
Here’s where HR Professionals play a key role: Retain evidence, make sure no state laws are violated and ensure no NLRB rules are violated relating to conditions of employment. Because of the sensitivity and gray areas this type of issue entails, counsel should be consulted, especially with the NLRB changing the rules at the pace it is in today’s work environment. “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.”