Posts from August 2020.
National Labor Relations Board Adopts Stricter Standard on Abusive, Harassing and Profane Employee Speech
Posted in Labor & Unions
Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), employees have the right to engage in protected, concerted activities. Such protected activities often include protesting working conditions that employees find unfair, unsafe, or undesirable. But what happens when these protected statements are coupled with inappropriate outbursts filled with abusive, harassing or profane language? Or worse yet, what if these protected statements are coupled with racist or discriminatory statements? Can employers still discipline employees for their inappropriate behavior ...