• NLRB Finds For Employer in First Facebook Firing Case
  • November 30, 2012 | Author: Erin Lutkewitte Kilgore
  • Law Firm: Kean Miller LLP - Baton Rouge Office
  • Employers find themselves in uncharted territory when it comes to responding to social media activity by their employees, particularly in the wake of a series of reports issued by the National Labor Relations Board acting general counsel. But on September 28, 2012, in the Board’s first decision involving a discharge for Facebook postings, the NLRB found that an Illinois BMW dealership did not violate the National Labor Relations Act when it fired a salesman for photos and comments posted to his personal Facebook page. The employee’s posts concerned two incidents that occurred on the same day.